xkcd: Oort Cloud. Comet ISON survived its swing by the sun, at least somewhat.
From Science Daily: Scientists have long suspected that corvids -- the family of birds including ravens, crows and magpies -- are highly intelligent. Now, Tübingen neurobiologists Lena Veit und Professor Andreas Nieder have demonstrated how the brains of crows produce intelligent behavior when the birds have to make strategic decisions. Their results are published in … Continue reading Eat crow if you think I’m a bird-brain
Hard Evidence: Is Christianity Dying in Britain? | The Conversation UK. An interesting piece at HuffPost UK, exploring what appears to be the collapse of religion in Britain. Although there continues to be belief in the supernatural, in other words 'No Religion' isn't the same as atheism, the article notes that those supernatural beliefs are … Continue reading Hard Evidence: Is Christianity Dying in Britain? | The Conversation UK
Born Wet, Human Babies Are 75 Percent Water. Then Comes Drying : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR. This particular pattern of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and other associated elements, found this article interesting. We are bags of water and carbon, going from being 75% water at birth, to around 50% in our elder years.