Friday the Thirty-First of October, 2014

Researchers identify algae-virus DNA in humans
"[Participants] carrying DNA of the chlorovirus – Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-1 – performed measurably worse than those without it on tests of visual processing and spatial orientation." (filed under: viruses genetics brains)

Glanced at: Penguins sleep deeply in the afternoon : Nature NewsGreg Costikyan - Background: Replacing "Commies" with "terrorists"...The First Banner Ad - AT&T "You Will"The 2014 Guardian World Cities Day Challenge live | Cities | The Guardian
Recently listened to:
I Hate Nerys Hughes Half Man Half Biscuit
King's Lead Hat Brian Eno
Hello! We're a Couple of Girls Reeves & Mortimer
Suburbia Pet Shop Boys
Beautiful Burnout Underworld
Walk It Down Talking Heads
Eine Symphonie Des Grauens The Monochrome Set
Gentle-Man Jim David Devant & His Spirit Wife
The Supermarket Strikes Back Mull Historical Society
Skewered Angel Tech

Friday the Twenty-Fourth

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here's What It Did to Me | WIRED
"After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my feed anymore." (filed under: facebook web)

Fans | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC - Future - How extreme isolation warps the mindUkip's polarising effect: support for staying in the EU hits 23-year high | News | theguardian.comA voice for tripe: An exclusive interview with Sir Norman Wrassle - LA TimesFirst Impressions | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGSo you're wondering about the new Gryphon Games edition of Incan Gold: A Definitive Guide with Pictures | Incan Gold | BoardGameGeekSpruce Stove VicespyFlorida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generationsMargo Howard: Amazon "Vine" Reviewers Sabotaged My Book | New RepublicThe royal tweet: Queen sends first Twitter message | UK news | The GuardianParanoia RPG by Matthew Sprange KickstarterNASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them - Create Digital Music

Thursday the Twenty-Third

Brain games exploit anxieties about memory loss for profit – scientists | Science | The Guardian
"Our biggest concern here is that older people are making choices – both about how they spend their money and on how they spend their time – based on this kind of information that we feel is not well-grounded." (filed under: brains games lies advertising)

Push Once, by Sophie Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Lost episodes of At Last the 1948 Show rediscovered | Television & radio | The GuardianFake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic | The VergeSatire Is Hard: Why Most 'Onion' Ripoffs Don't Work | Splitsider1 in 4 internet commenters have trolledRidesharing and Redlining: Uber, Lyft, Race and ClassBBC News - Mystery of dinosaur with giant arms solved

Tuesday the Fourteenth

New mushrooms found in porcini packet | Kew News
"Kew mycologists Bryn Dentinger and Laura Martinez-Suz have discovered three species of mushrooms that are new to science in a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini purchased from a shop in London." (filed under: fungi secrets food)
FBI offers rewards to stop laser attacks on airplanes - CBS News
"Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime. Since the FBI began tracking laser strikes in 2005, there has been a more than 1,100 percent increase in the deliberate targeting of aircraft by people with handheld lasers." (filed under: light crime transport police)

Natural History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: NFL fan allegedly aims laser-pointer at QB, brags about it on Twitter | Ars TechnicaA California Man Faces Two Years In Jail For Pointing Lasers At Helicopters Because He Was 'Bored' | Business InsiderIts Not Cool To Be Dumb: Messages About Math, Science, And Intelligence That Need To Be ShushedRadioactive blob appears in Bermondsey Square [8 October 2014]The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities by The Last Tuesday Society Kickstarter130th anniversary of the closure of Tower of London tube station1000 Londoners - Timeline PhotosPablo Escobars hippos are wreaking havoc in Colombia - The Washington PostAda Lovelace Day >> - Home'Killer seagull' behind brutal attacks on Hyde Park's pigeons - London - News - London Evening Standard

Friday the Tenth

The Canonical List of TWL2 Anamonics
"If we can remember the phrase 'RELAXING BY HIS CELL DOOR' for the stem 'INMATE', we will never waste time trying to find a seven-letter word in 'AEIMNTU' ('INMATE'+'U'), because there are no 'U's in that phrase." (filed under: games scrabble words memory)

SE 10th and Clay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: This War of Mine gaming's sombre antidote to Call of Duty | Technology | theguardian.comDorabella Cipher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBuilding 'Imaginary Cities' - CityLabBlind commuters welcome U-turn on silencing Tannoy at Waterloo station - Transport - News - London Evening StandardEgg Registry Orson Welles - Findus frozen food commercial - YouTubePepsi Introduces 'Craft' Soda, Caleb's Kola Danny Macaskill: The Ridge - YouTubeCustomised mug | Art on the Underground - Labyrinth | Transport for LondonOur campaign goes on, despite threats from psychic Sally Morgan's team | Mark Tilbrook | Science | theguardian.comPsychic Awareness Month >> Good Thinking SocietyDad's Army film remake - in pictures | Film | The Guardian

Friday the Third

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk? - Health News - NHS Choices
"Being told you have an increased risk of death is not particularly useful if there are no well-validated methods of reducing said risk." (filed under: death smell)

Tennis Racket | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Classical unities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNo, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? : Shots - Health News : NPRUS military can learn from game marketing, says ex-Call Of Duty director | GamesIndustry.bizList of ethical concerns in video games (partial) | Leigh AlexanderThe Tash-Kalar Changes Revealed! << Czech Games Edition | Boardgame PublisherKids' Sugar Cravings Might Be Biological : The Salt : NPRCapitalized Clues to a Glitch - NYTimes.comMet Office launches space weather forecasting service | Science | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Sixth of September

Anonymous Gods : Marion Balac !
"Screen shots from Google Street View, where the Google robot automatically blurs every face it recognizes - including statues' ones." (filed under: religion art secrets)

People | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Neil Gaiman: Terry Pratchett isnt jolly. Hes angry | Books | The GuardianSmallest-possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothread | Carnegie Institution for ScienceA one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh. - Extension 765First Dog on the Moon on ... Isis's letter to the west - cartoon | Comment is free | theguardian.comAlan Warburton | Digital Artist and Animator

Friday the Nineteenth

Spring Fashion 2008 - Five New Yorkers Who Wear Only One Color Every Day -- New York Magazine
Stephin Merritt. "The great thing about brown is when it fades, you can't tell what color it originally was." (filed under: clothes colour)

Penalty 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land | Environment | The GuardianWho Is Svitlana Sangary? LA Lawyer Faces Bar Suspension For Using Photoshop To Create Celebrity FriendsSierra Leone begins three-day shutdown to contain Ebola outbreak | World news | theguardian.comThere is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent Maybelline Introduces New Ideal-Woman Rubber Mask To Use In Place Of Makeup - YouTubeCrossword roundup: See ye efter, wag-at-the-wa? | Crosswords | theguardian.comImmersive theatre: living up to its name, or just an overused gimmick? | Stage | theguardian.comThe East Coast Trains Show | Exeunt MagazineGiant spiders to invade British homes this autumn - AOL Travel UK

Tuesday the Second

A Logic Named Joe - Murray Leinster
1946 short story. "Logics Service will hereafter keep your personal accounts, take messages, and locate persons you may wish to get in touch with. This demonstration is to introduce the service." (filed under: fiction internet facebook)

Fountains Abbey Green Man | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Scrapbook G, Page 2, Receipt 8 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: ANAGRAMATRON (anagramatron) on TwitterSoft Focus KickstarterA Look at Battersea Park Station - London ReconnectionsDisused Stations: Battersea StationGamasutra: Tadhg Kelly's Blog - The Sorry State Of Gaming's Truthers And Their #GamergateHave you spotted the huge hippo floating down the Thames? Now. Here. This. Time Out LondonSeeburg 1000 - Streaming LIVE Radio from Los Angeles, CAMetamerism (color) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHow LEDs Produce White Light - Learn - PhotonStar LightingAlexandrite Effect: Not All White Light is Created Equal >> Chemistry BlogThe 33 Things to Do Before Climate Change Ruins Everything Matter MediumBrood XLeast weasel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe super vacuum ban isn't meddling EU bureaucracy - it's absolutely vital | Environment | The GuardianCar sharing service Uber banned in Germany | Technology | The Guardian

Friday the Twenty-Ninth of August

Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley Seen in Action for the First Time | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
"On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa, pushing rocks in front of them and leaving trails in the soft mud below the surface." (filed under: stone ice mysteries)

Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: BBC News - Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bedCOOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler by Ryan Grepper KickstarterCGSociety - Building 3D with IkeaGoogle reveals home delivery drone program Project Wing | Technology | theguardian.comFamily strikes gold on Folkestone beach | Art and design | theguardian.comMetamorphosis | MAGIC: THE GATHERINGArizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi | World news | theguardian.comThe Hnefatafl Shop | Hnefatafl: the Game of the VikingsWhy are Wombat Scats Cubic - YouTube

Saturday the Twenty-Third

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share | Springwise
"The idea is that homeowners place the stickers for the items they have on their mailbox so passersby can know if they’re good to knock on the door." (filed under: society hacking) (via: ole)

Glanced at: Funny suggestions for Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup - BBC News - London priciest European city for culture, says survey - Tube Shop Tiles | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - GWL | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Water And Sunlight The Formula For Sustainable Fuel - Science News - redOrbit -
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