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Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter’s Secret Diary: It's fascinating to read about Beatrix's secret journal, and the effort her fan spent decoding it.

Bonsai Origami Dogwood Tree video: How to make origami bonsai

Baby Jesus statue's head returned after 'shocking' replacement at Canadian church mocked
: Happy ending!

Baby elephant video blog at Pittsburgh Zoo: The calf was born on 6th June. She's so cute!

inspirobot: : an AI dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.

Sep. 29th, 2013 11:35 pm


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What inner city kids know about social media, and why we should listen — I.M.H.O. — Medium
Jacqui Cheng writes about inner city kids and social media. Includes some fascinating stuff.

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science) |
Cracked explains six things your body does and the science behind them, including brain freeze.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe | Math with Bad Drawings
A variant of tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses to us Brits) that actually involves strategy and thought.

Local 623 : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
Another excellent editorial from NATURE, this time on mad scientists and their minions' rights.

Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office | Fast Company
Want to be more productive? Work from the coffee shop.

Sep. 25th, 2013 01:14 pm


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These Abandoned Power Stations Are Majestic in Their Decay – io9
io9 with some photographs and footage of abandoned power stations. More cool images in the comments, too.

The psychology of doping accusations: Which athletes raise the most suspicion? | PsySociety
Exploring the psychology behind accusing some record-breaking athletes of doping whilst believing in others.

Revealing the Psychology of Playing Card Magic: Scientific American
Scientific American talks about the psychology of magic done with playing cards.

No, this isn't the twin of our solar system – but it's proof that our planetary orbits aren't a "fluke" - io9
A solar system with planets in stable orbits gives hope that Earth is probably not unique.

Game of Thrones-inspired house sigils celebrate scientific exploration – io9
House sigils for various space exploration projects in the style of GAME OF THRONES.

Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers | The Verge
A look at the underground movement of body hackers called grinders.

Sep. 24th, 2013 07:04 pm


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BBC News - Secret life of the cat: The science of tracking our pets
A BBC article on tracking cats and their movements, with accompanying documentary.

Commission: Earth Structural Layer Cake | Cakecrumbs

An Earth cake (with mantle and core!) & instructions on making your own. (There's a Jupiter cake on the same site.)

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist | Spoon & Tamago
A Japanese artist who uses Excel as his medium. This is good stuff.

DIY Professional-quality D&D maps
How to use Photoshop or a similar app in creating good-looking D&D maps.

Grilling Over Charcoal Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Gas | Wired Opinion |
Cooking with charcoal is better than cooking with gas. SCIENCE!

Star Wars vs Star Trek Tactics: Campaign Plan
An article comparing the military capabilities of STAR TREK and STAR WARS.

The Alignment System
A good website that describes and explains the nine alignments of D&D and Pathfinder.

Jan. 25th, 2013 06:23 pm


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A Visual timeline of the One Ring

A guide to UK cities for foreign people.

Scientists grow man a new nose from his own bone marrow.

Frequent multitaskers think they're good at it. Really, really, aren't.

New Supergel Has Strange Biological Properties

Onesie wearing Shetland ponies are incredibly cute.

Increases in inequality account for a substantial amount of the deficit

The nomination of [ profile] shipswap  is open!

[ profile] rarewomen 's nomination will start on 1st Feb. I may nominate:

The Ultimates - Jan, Wanda,  Carol, Betty and Monica Chiang
Lucky Star: Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, Miyuki Takara
Cute Knight Kingdom: Player character, Alana, Helena, Robin,
Chinese Mythology: Chang’e, Nü-gua, Xi Wang Mu, Tian Hou, The Weaver
Scandal (tv) - Abby, Olivia, Quin, Sally
Disney Princess: Mulan, Jasmine, Belle, Tiana, Aurora

Nov. 17th, 2012 08:43 pm


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Reactionary men who fear and hate strong women
"The new editor-publisher wanted to approve the movies I reviewed, which had never happened before. Worse, there would be a litmus test. If the movie featured strong or empowered women, I would not be allowed to write about that film. I checked my calendar. No, I hadn't traveled back in time. It wasn't the tenth century, it was still 2012. Relieved about the date, I asked him if he was serious. He was."

A Children's Treasury of CEOs Throwing Very Grown-Up Tantrums Over Obamacare. So long Papa John's, Red Lobster, Applebee's, Olive Garden and some Denny's and Dairy Queen franchisees.

Large-scale commercial production of biofuel from waste is close to starting up.

Geek Masculinity and the Myth of the Fake Geek Girl.

How ISPs will do "six strikes": Throttled speeds, blocked sites.

Kazuki Yamamoto draws Pokemon, anime characters and Winnie the Pooh in your latte.

(Fan-made) Vintage horror figures... mint on card!



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