15 May 2009

NH set to become number six

New Hampshire's governor has sent legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage back to the legislature where it will almost definitely be revised, passed, and then signed.  This will make New Hampshire the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.  Gov. Lynch maintains that he is personally opposed to same-sex marriage; however, he decided to look at the issue "through a broader lens."

Crocs, meet the Croc Car

Engineers have created a car that is composed primarily of the same foamy substance that is used in the (popular?) Croc shoes.  It floats, it drives, it gets 100 miles per gallon and it's competing for the Automotive X Prize.

14 May 2009

In Spain, Yeyo is in the Air

The cocaine in Spain falls mainly on the... cities.  Recent studies in Madrid and Barcelona have detected everyone's favorite White Powder in the air.  While no one is going on a bender from the Iberian Incentive, it potentially presents a new way to measure drug use anonymously.

11 May 2009

XKCD: Car Talk

"It was the funniest 6.5 seconds of my life, although as usual like 80% of it was just Tom and Ray's gasping, hacking laughter."

10 May 2009

Cocktail: White Bull



  • 1½ oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • Cream


Pour the tequila and Kahlua over ice into an old-fashioned glass and top with cream. Stir gently and serve. Garnish with a cherry.

2nd Century meets 21st Century

Using 21st Century technology, scientists are able to unlock a treasure trove of ancient history and literature.  CAT scans and infrared analysis are allowing scientists to decipher texts that are too fragile to unrole or discover hidden texts that have been scraped away or simply faded over the millenia.  Wall Street Journal has the scoop on the Next Age of Discovery.

White House Correspondence Dinner 2009

The love, the laughs, the wailing on everyone from Hillary Clinton to Rush Limbaugh and Fox News: President Obama's speech at this year's White House Correspondence Dinner.