Born today in 1773:
William Henry Harrison
Conflagration-proof lithium-ion battery announced
Watch a soap bubble freeze
Robotic rubber cube goes hippity-hop
Anticipated NASA’s salt-water-on-Mars declaration by almost 14 years (Pardon my 2001-vintage web design there.)
Expedition now mounted to re-explore Tut’s tomb
Possible unexplored chambers off Tutankhamen’s tomb
Propellant-less EM drive also works in vacuum, looks like
How hummingbirds snore
Telomere extension? Sign me up.
Fascinating article on century-old balsamic
Purported earliest surviving photo of Abraham Lincoln (Most don’t buy it.)
Low-energy nuclear reaction (“cold fusion”) looking even better now
Half of earth’s heat comes from radioactive decay
Niccolò Paganini’s horrendous ailments and the even scarier treatments his doctors offered
“Impossible” EmDrive rocket engine?
Yeti may indeed be real (but more likely ursine than humanoid)
Recent diminutive discovery: Etendeka round-eared elephant shrew
Purported parallel universe Beatles album, downloadable
Asteroid 10199 Chariklo discovered to have a ring system
Russian parking violation (video)
Ball lightning less of a mystery now
Chinese moon probe (Chang’e) descent video
The People’s Democratic Republic of Dancing (Don’t miss 0:54.)
Agarwood poachers getting their just deserts
Hydrogen + nickel = copper + excess energy?
Roman date converter
Lipograms of the usual suspects: Monday’s Child, Jack & Jill, Shakespeare, etc.
Not your father’s world history
Higgledy-piggledies / Jiggery-pokeries (also known as double dactyls)
A clerihew or two (“Said Gian Lorenzo Bernini…”)
What will the next pope be named?
Concert pianist Mahani Teave
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