April 19th, 2011 | brainjuice
- Could black trees blossom in a world with two suns?
"Jack O'Malley-James of the University of St Andrews has studied what plants might be like on an Earth-like planet with two or three suns and found that they may appear black or grey. He will be presenting results at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno on Tuesday 19th April"
(tags:space eco possibly+too+much+time+on+hands )
- Canada prepares to introduce plastic money
"Canada will soon join a growing list of countries that use a polymer-based plastic instead of paper for its cash. The new plastic money will be rolled out in phases with the $100 bill scheduled for introduction in November. In March 2012, a $50 bill will be added to the mix and the rest of the smaller bills will be introduced by the end of 2013."
- Quintatinta – BUFFALO magazine
interesting design approach
(tags:design magazine )
- The Many Worlds of Molly Crabapple – Comic Book Resources
"Someday I hope to be able to work on "The Puppet Makers" again, but for the next few years DC has the rights the story, and they've given no indication they want to do anything with it. I was really looking forward to working with DC Digital, and I'm sad that they seem not to want to exercise their publishing rights on the story they paid for. But those are the breaks."
(tags:comics peopleIknow )
- BBC News – Gazelles caught in ancient Syrian ‘killing zones’
"It has long been suspected that the enigmatic stone structures that dot the Syrian landscape were involved in harvesting gazelles."