1. birgerjohansson says

    FYI, you can browse Phys. org for general science news.

    Or, for fun, check out episodes of Qi * at uTube. Lots of both fun and interest, presented by Stephen Fry et al
    * literally means “quite interesting” and possibly the only uTube program that lives up to the promise of the headline.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    Stephen Fry reveals which Scottish Queen that placed pubic hair in the pudding served to the funeral guests at her husband’s funeral.

    No, I’m not telling you which episode of Qi.
    You can go through the programs yourself, and pick up a bit of education on the road. :)

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Shit, man! Dow Jones got recurrent Trumpitis!

    ‘The stock market is like the rest of us. It spends January improving itself, in February it just goes “fuck it!” ‘
    Stephen Colbert

  4. says

    #3 birgerjohansson:

    Having watched all of the years of QI with Stephen Fry hosting, I actually think I like the series with the new host, Sandi Toksvig , a bit better. She’s just amazingly witty!

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Toksvig is also brave. She was the first major active BBC personality to come out, and she weathered a hate campaign by Daily Mail and the other usual rags. For a time she had police protection for her family.

  6. Anders Kehlet says

    Open thread you say?
    Have this then.
    It’s a few years old, but I hadn’t seen it before, so I figure others might not have either.

  7. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    This weeks episode of PBS Nova was interesting if you enjoy learning about the peopling of the Americas.
    Entitled The First Face of America, it traces the finding of skeleton of teenage woman in a centote in the Yucatan peninsula, that carbon dated back to ~13,000 years ago. Since a large part of her skeleton was also recovered, clues to both her life and her death was found. A summary of how she fit into the most recent evidence, including DNA, of the peopling of the Americas is presented.

  8. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    DG #10, yes that was mentioned in the show, showing peoples in Alaska (Beringia?) blocked from going south by the glaciers. This was the first peoples in the south.