Sunday, December 29, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

A-List Stars

Phil Plait's Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013.

Christmas Justice

Alan Turing has received a posthumous pardon. Finally a quantum, if a small one, of justice for him and all the other men whose lives were ruined by unjust laws.  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lord of the Rings Is Not Just Climactic Battles Anymore

The climate of Middle-Earth as derived from Tolkien's maps. (Also, much love to The Guardian's pun title. Perfection.)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Best Science Fiction of 2013

It's the time of year of  "Best of..." lists, and here is a list of the best science fiction books. I read five of those books, BTW, and wholeheartedly agree with their inclusion. Three of them were reviewed in Bourgeois Book Club. Clearly, I have great taste.

(Via Tor)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Pets in Antiquity

Dogs, fish, monkeys, the ancients were as pet-obsessed as we are!

Skimpy Sunday

(Via Bill in Exile [NSFW]; Roids and Rants [NSFW])

Sunday, December 01, 2013