Big study done on the mitochondrial genetics of lions with a report at the BBC and the original article at BMC Evolutionary Biology being open-access, hurrah!
A lovely piece of inventive dubbing. The original was less scary, here is the full episode:
The others are not sf themes but my gods they are...something. Thanks to The Bloggess for pointing at them and laughing.
I was not terribly impressed. Some of them were making a good effort but it didn't have the spark of the original for me.
"It's strange really. We haven't built a long barrow for 5,000 years, but then about six weeks ago we had another enquiry for one." said Geraint Davies, stonemason.
I don't know if this has been seen around here before.
Why else would we have had the Twilight films? We are living in...
Not lovely Cher. Some people have complained about the cute spider and other pretty pictures I have occasionally posted in the past but this, this I won't share as a picture here. Follow this link to The Bloggess if you dare.
Apparently Grand Prix fans are devastated by the lack of car noises with the new improved ecotastic Formula 1 cars. To the point of legal action being taken. I look forward to the employment of someone to make "vroom vroom" noises alongside the commentators.
Apparently tests done by Aston University in Birmingham show that 5 seconds is probably safe enough, though some foods can be eaten safely after 30 seconds, depending on the flooring. Carpet is safest.
Police are baffled as to who has been repeatedly stealing the road signs for the village of Gotham in Nottinghamshire (near where I was born). They are not ruling out a connection to a well-known American vigilante.
A battered diamond found in Juina, Mato Grosso, Brazil that came from 500km deep and formed at about 200,000 atmospheres of pressure (gem quality diamonds come from about 130-200km deep) has been shown to contain a microscopic speck of ringwoodite. Ringwoodite had been suspected to exist there but now we have proof.…