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From the Shrinking Moon to the Cold Hard Truths

[flickr]photo:4910219321[/flickr] So, the Moon is shrinking! Granted, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images indicate it is by a mere 100 meters of diameter in something like 100-1000 million years. The damn thing is actually cooling off on the inside and getting scrunched up on the surface. Fascinating, isn’t it? However, what might turn out to be […]

Not the Bang We Were Looking For

[flickr]photo:4861065198[/flickr] I’m not sure which one I like more, a possibly immense new discovery that has the potential to fundamentally change our world-view, or a really solid thrashing of pompous-sounding but fundamentally flawed kooky “scientists” trying to displace one of the foundational theories of modern physics by using the very physics they are trying to […]

Je T’aime, Petite Croissant

[flickr]photo:4389245609[/flickr] Like clockwork, every morning at 8:30, amid the wafting scent of olive ciabattas and glazed panini, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin moan and groan as they engage in simulated sodomy. My representative sample is not exact and there was most certainly no double-blind study involved, since I don’t arrive to the bakery at the […]

Taking the Gentle Approach

[flickr]photo:4321788297[/flickr] One intriguing perspective shift I was reminded of yesterday was that everything is an event. This does not mean that my having coffee this morning amounts to high drama ranking up there with The Ring Cycle (pick one) worthy of a rapt audience following every minute detail thereof, as many twitterinos seem to believe. […]

Thalamocortical Systems Out of Nowhere

Though the article itself (2Mb PDF) is in itself fascinating reading, confirming a view of the issue that I have held for a while now, what I find really interesting is how these things just fly in under the radar. I mean, one moment you are reading science fiction about lobster gastrointestinal ganglion simulations, then […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    Pilgermann
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    Acceptance
    Echopraxia
    Jagannath
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter


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