Jewish date: 27 Tishri 5771 (Parashath Noaḥ).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Long Walk Day, World Teachers’ Day.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Brooklyn Father, Son Launch 'Homemade Spacecraft'”: I cannot make something like this up. And what they did seems so ridiculously easy that I am amazed that more people are not doing something like this.
- “Planet Hunters Discover a World That Could Harbor Life”
- “Giant extinct penguin skipped tuxedo for more colorful feathers”
- “Horizontal Gene Transfer: Bacteria Transmit Genetic Code without Sex”
- “Can You Hear Me Now? The Truth about Cell Phones and Cancer”: No, cell phones do not cause cancer. And they cannot.
Enjoy (or be afraid) and share the weirdness.