September 24th, 2010 | brainjuice
- At MadCon, an ailing Harlan Ellison will say goodbye – Isthmus – The Daily Page
""The truth of what's going on here is that I'm dying," says Ellison, by phone. "I'm like the Wicked Witch of the West — I'm melting. I began to sense it back in January. By that time, I had agreed to do the convention. And I said, I can make it. I can make it.'""
(tags:well+shit people doom )
- Building a digital library for life on Earth
"The largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken – an international effort to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth – will be officially activated this week."
(tags:sci computing )