Truth And Beauty Bombs

It recently became known to me that two of my favorite webcomics are in league together – like some kind of hideously wonderful Coalition Of The Willing:

Dialy Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North

Daily Dinosaur is to comics what the sonnet is to poetry. Ryan uses the same drawing every day and switches out the dialogue, but has managed to keep it fresh for over 600 strips. If it doesn’t strike your fancy at first, give it a week or two … you’ll see; and don’t forget to hover your mouse over the images for an extra comment/punchline.

Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch

Words fail me. Click the walking man in the middle of his site for the archives:

Also check out A Softer World by Joey Comeau and Emily Horne: the third, and until now, unknown-to-me member of T&BB.

Truth And Beauty Bombs

It recently became known to me that two of my favorite webcomics are in league together — like some kind of hideously wonderful Coalition Of The Willing:

Dialy Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North

Daily Dinosaur is to comics what the sonnet is to poetry. Ryan uses the same drawing every day and switches out the dialogue, but has managed to keep it fresh for over 600 strips. If it doesn’t strike your fancy at first, give it a week or two … you’ll see; and don’t forget to hover your mouse over the images for an extra comment/punchline.

Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch

Words fail me. Click the walking man in the middle of his site for the archives:

Also check out A Softer World by Joey Comeau and Emily Horne: the third, and until now, unknown-to-me member of T&BB.

First Live Giant Squid Photographed

The animal — which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long — was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras attached to a baited fishing line.

The scientists say they snapped more than 500 images of the massive cephalopod before it broke free after snagging itself on a hook.

(James Owen, National Geographic)

More (better quality) footage is sure to surface soon. Check back for updates.

First Live Giant Squid Photographed

The animal — which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long — was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras attached to a baited fishing line.

The scientists say they snapped more than 500 images of the massive cephalopod before it broke free after snagging itself on a hook.

(James Owen, National Geographic)

More (better quality) footage is sure to surface soon. Check back for updates.

E = mc^2

NOVA is pop science at its (relative (ha!)) best. Airing Tuesday, 11 October, 8-10 PM, is Einstein’s Big Idea: featuring ten prominent physicists — two Nobel Prize winners among them — discussing Einstein’s life, and in particular, his theory of special relativity in terms accessible to non-phycisists. Check out the companion website for interview video clips, and an assortment of biography, theory, and history.

David Bodanis—one of the featured guests—also appeared on today’s episode of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show:

Update:

Update:

E = mc^2

NOVA is pop science at its (relative (ha!)) best. Airing Tuesday, 11 October, 8-10 PM, is Einstein’s Big Idea: featuring ten prominent physicists — two Nobel Prize winners among them — discussing Einstein’s life, and in particular, his theory of special relativity in terms accessible to non-phycisists. Check out the companion website for interview video clips, and an assortment of biography, theory, and history.

David Bodanis—one of the featured guests—also appeared on today’s episode of WNYC‘s The Leonard Lopate Show:

Update:

Update:

Assassin Dolphins

Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy’s cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying ‘toxic dart’ guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet’s smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

(Mark Townsend Houston, Guardian)

See also:

Assassin Dolphins

Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy’s cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying ‘toxic dart’ guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet’s smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

(Mark Townsend Houston, Guardian)

See also:

BOC: The Campfire Headphase

Boards of Canada’s new album, The Campfire Headphase, comes out on the 17th of October. Here’s a pre-release single, etc:

If you haven’t heard them already, you’ve got some catching up to do! No worries:

Update: The entire album is now available for preview:

BOC: The Campfire Headphase

Boards of Canada’s new album, The Campfire Headphase, comes out on the 17th of October. Here’s a pre-release single, etc:

If you haven’t heard them already, you’ve got some catching up to do! No worries:

Update: The entire album is now available for preview: