Friday, December 14, 2007

Information Links

A Russian robot called Cyberlover flirts with men on the net and takes their personal information. They can’t tell its a robot!

Chris and Lori Coble lost their three young children, two daughters and a son in an horrific traffic accident last May. Knowing they wanted more children, the Cobles turned to in-vitro fertilization. Lori is now pregnant with triplets, two girls and a boy! The babies are due in the spring. (via Writing from the Inside Out)

Reuters Pictures of the Year 2007.

The Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007. Each of these impressed us through the year, but together they are thoroughly humbling.

What jobs make us happy? TIME ranked occupations for happiness, priests at the top and gas station attendants at the bottom. (via J-Walk Blog)

How colorblind people see the world. The author has red-green colorblindeness and says the colorblind and non-colorblind images all look the same to him.

Wasps use venom to turn roaches into zombie slaves. Scientists can reverse the process, leading to a new defense tactic when the zombie invasion comes.

South Korean scientists have produced cloned cats that produce RFP (Red Fluorescent Protein). The two Turkish Angoras glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet rays. This should make walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night a bit easier. (via Metafilter)

Have you ever heard the full story of how Murphy’s Law originated? The story is more exciting than you would expect.

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