Born today in 1945:
Not just bones now: 110-million-year-old petrified dinosaur unearthed
How Greeks pronounce the Greek alphabet (Hint: not like us)
Glow-in-the-dark ice cream, activated by licking
First-ever video of a pointy-nosed blue chimaera “ghost shark”
Twisting the light away: Cramming more bandwidth into light beams
Not just a dog: Here’s an anthem sung in Pomeranian, aka Kashubian
Strange purple sea orb under investigation
Introducing the bioluminescent ninja lanternshark
More “hobbits” found on Flores Island
Something just slammed into Jupiter
Bitcoin creator finally unmasked?
EmDrive experiments humming along
Bizarre Tully monster now classified, akin to lamprey
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 EmDrive also works in vacuum, looks like
How hummingbirds snore
Telomere extension? Sign me up.
Fascinating article on century-old balsamic
Low-energy nuclear reaction (“cold fusion”) looking even better now
Half of earth’s heat comes from radioactive decay
Curious Notions is getting a much-needed overhaul! Easier to navigate! More paradigm-challenging! More up-to-date (and simpler for me to maintain)! As Joe E. Ross would say, Ooh, ooh, ooh!
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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