Mostly lighter material today:
Americans that know math *GASP* actually make money. 14 out of the top 15 highest paying jobs for recent graduates are engineering or computer science. (H/T Maitri). It pays to learn math. Remember kiddies, do your algebra homework.
How a T-Rex Femur Spawned a Scientific Smackdown. Great article about Bioinformatics.
Nuns get 112 MPH ticket. "But we're on our way to see the Pope!" That's what they all say...
How a differential gear works:
Great 1930's video.
THE must-have gun accessory of the year. Cupholder to hold your beer at the range.
Pete Sessions (R-Texas), fierce earmark critic, earmarks millions of dollars for blimp research in Texas. "Blimp Researchers" background? Yet Ferguson acknowledged that neither he nor his father has a background in the defense or aviation industries, nor any engineering or research expertise. Their qualifications? Being friends with a Representative.
TV is best contraceptive? "80 per cent of population growth can be reduced through TV.”
Port Fourchon still extremely vulnerable to hurricanes. Port Fourchon took a moderate hit during Katrina/Rita, but was able to be repaired in short order. It was critical in quickly restoring oil production.
10 Strangest Movie Sex Scenes. No tree-rape scene? Also, Re-Animator is one fucked up film.