Monday, May 12, 2008

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As the space shuttle lifts off, someone is prepared to destroy it. NASA has a “Flight Termination” plan in case the craft poses a danger to a populated area.

Make your own ethanol at home? It’s possible with a new still that resembles a washing machine, but it may not yet be profitable.

Enjoy the beauty of Planet Earth. Three minutes that will restore your appreciation of the natura world.

Photographs of the Chaitén volcano eruption in Chile. Mythology is born from scenes such as these.

Dove's campaign for "Real Beauty" was Photoshopped.

A collection of houses with lawns on the roof.

The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master. (via Gorilla Mask)

ProTraveller looks at 17 theaters and auditoriums that survive from ancient times.

How news organizations decide whether a country’s name change is legitimate. On the Burma/Myanmar question, both newspapers and countries are divided over whether to recognize the switcheroo.

A look at a few parasites and their horrifying habits. Not for the squeamish.

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