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Friday, June 13, 2008

Sunspots 164


Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:




Science:
Have a look at parts of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Nature News reports that trees have ways of regulating leaf temperature, and seem to prefer 70 degrees F/21 degrees C.

Nature News also reports that certain areas of the brain are associated with wanting to hang on to things we own.

Computing:
I am not making this up! If you are concerned about wanting to contact your friends and loved ones after you have left the earth in the Rapture, there's a web service for you.

Wired reports that some domain names (.gov, for one) are almost all safe to surf, but some others are much less safe. The article suggests being very careful with purchasing pharmaceuticals from sites in some domains.

A paralyzed man has been able to manipulate a second life character with his brain waves (and appropriate apparatus).

Literature:
(or something) Leonard Pitts, columnist, has a daughter who has recently graduated from high school. Anyone with a daughter (or maybe a son) should read this.

Christianity:
Bonnie on gender imbalance (or not) in churches. Splendid analysis.

Jan deals with the question of whether or not the Song of Songs is pornography, or erotic, or neither, and whether there's a difference between them.





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3 comments:

Martin LaBar said...

I have removed two anonymous comments that didn't have any relationship to the post, as far as I could tell.

One of them was about four times as long as the post.

Russell Purvis said...

I fixed the link on my blog

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Russell. I found it.