Confirmed as a legit photo of the recent LADEE launch from Wallops:
I’m sure there are creepier names for a new virus, but none spring to mind.
It has 1,000 times the volume of the common flu. Found in Chile and Australia so far. Doesn’t seem to be related to other strains of virii.
My neighbor has a bunch of sheep. Humans have spent millenia breeding them for their fur… not their brains. The result of that is that they are, as a species, dumb as fricken’ posts. Like this one, who spent a day with its head stuck in the fence. More, it put up an ill-conceived and poorly executed resistance effort when I freed it.
Insert reference to “sheeple.”
This is interesting not only in that it helps to put some detail into our knowledge of the distant past, but also because the light it helps cast on some of the sadder aspect of humanity. There are a number of people who believe that the Archeopteryx is not a fossil, but a hoax. Examples:
The claim that all ten of the known Archeopteryx fossils are frauds, where someone somehow added the impressions of feathers to an existing fossil of the apparently feather-less Compsognathus, was of course quite silly. But to claim that a century and a half ago the forgers looked forward in time enough to salt the fossil with carefully arranged and vanishingly thin displays of nickel and copper compounds? Feh.
The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and could give birth to young, say the researchers.
Scientists at a linked institute recently created nearly 600 exact genetic copies of one mouse.
Wait till the conspiracy nuts put this together with the NSA data collection/spying efforts and government vaccination programs…