Au Courant

Bush Torture Memo Approved Use of Insects
The Darth Vader Ant with Superhero Gliding Skills

U.S. 1040 Tax Forms, 1913 to 2006

Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates
Snow Rollers!

‘Spider-Man’ rescues autistic Thai boy
50 Things Every 18-Year-Old Should Know

Escape pods: The Kew Millennium Seed Bank
Hamster Stashes Carrot
Feel a Change Comin’ On
Bionik: Spinne mit Radantrie

Geronimo’s Heirs Sue Secret Yale Society
Intelligent Border Collie Puppy

Koalas (& humans & heat & fire)  1, 2, 3
Hayek’s Road to Serfdom (in Cartoons)
Photos from Iraq

The Eagle Went Over the Mountain (PPt Slide Show)
Pride & Prejudice & Oh My!

Violent Death in the Insect World

Favorite Cookies 1941-2008
Croc-eating snake was as big as T.rex
The 9 Strangest Animals on Earth

Stimulus Watch
Football Field Sized Trucks Head to Canadian Tar Sands with Superloads
Ten new species of amphibian discovered in Colombia

Tuatara Video: 111-Year-Old “Dinosaur” Is New Dad
The Smallest Monkeys in the World

Ancient Armored Whales?
Predatory Squirt

The other dark meat: Raccoon is making it to the table, KC Star, 1/13/09
Death by Caffeine
Identifying the Bird, When Not Much Bird Is Left, NYT, 1/24/09

New Dawn Of American Gaga-Eyed Idol Worship, Jules Crittenden, 1/20/09
The Hundred Days: What Worked, What Didn’t, What Never Happened, TPMCafe Book Club, Alonzo Hamby, 1/22/09

Flight 1549 Resue Video (ferry gets there in 4 minutes)
Light Up Jellyfish (video — exciting!)
Thinking About Obama, Sam Smith (Just Politics), 1/22/09
This pledge a bad act, Michael Graham, Boston Herald, 1/22/09
Heavy Metal Band Names

bama’s New Limo – Ugly But it Can Fend Off Asteroids, CSM, 1/15/09
The Obameter: Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises
A Very Small Falling Drop of Water (3000 frames per second),
Will Roosevelt Succeed?, TLS, July 19, 1934
Another for the Stuffed Owl… history’s Worst Inaugural Poem, Stefan Kanfer, City Journal, January 21, 2009
Any Praise for “Praise Song for the Day,” the Inaugural Poem by Elizabeth Alexander?
, Althouse, 1/21/09

Congrats, Nathan!

Patti LuPone’s Fabulous Mid-Show Freak Out, Gawker, 1/20/09
Obama Inauguration Speech Ruined By Incessant Jackhammering
, Onion, 1/21/09
Clever Critters: 8 Best Non-Human Tool Users
, Wired, 1/16/09
Adverbial Placement in the Oath Flub (with video), Language Log, 1/20/09
The Laugh Out Loud Guide to the SAT, Neatorama, 1/21/09