Today’s crop of links covers a lot of territory, from cutting edge science stuff to LOLcat perversaions. Off we go:
A device intended to look for gravity waves may instead have provided evidence confirming a strange hypothesis that space itself is composed of subunits, and that there is a “smallest possible unit” of space.
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report the ability to prevent ageing in the cells of a mouse liver by blocking the accumulation of protein detritus.
Vaults are cool nanoscale, spontaneously self-assembling structures within cells…and nobody knows what they do.
LOLcats as seen through the prism of Stalin-era Soviet propaganda ideology.
Uncomfortable truths about American democracy, helped along with a little black humor. “In thrall to the natural, inexorable, cyclic states of empire, the American government is finally beginning to sprout hair on its lip and smell like all the others, and is almost beginning to resemble an adult superpower, in regard to the vast, regrettable and boringly predictable evils of monarchic leadership.”
An antidote to the previous link.
Because sometimes BDSM is just funny. Warning: Not safe for work.
With a flash of light. Seriously.
Some folks, and some nations, are seeking to make “defamation of religion” a crime. Why that’s a profoundly stupid idea.