links for 2006-09-15

  • Sanity prevails: new dwarf planet and moon NOT to be named Xena and Gabrielle, but Eris and Dysnomia.
    (tags: space)
  • Because sometimes you just want a bit of choral-inflected cinematic crunching industrial metal from Helsinki.
    (tags: music)
  • The UN nuclear watchdog has protested to the US government over a report on Iran’s nuclear programme, calling it “erroneous” and “misleading”… a Western diplomat called it “deja vu of the pre-Iraq war period”.
    (tags: pol war)
  • Lou Reed, Iggy and about another dozen indie touchstones mixed in here, shot through with some electroglam.
    (tags: music)
  • The same virus that is behind uteral cancer is now thought to be linked to tonsillary cancer: changed sexual habits and more oral sex are part of the problem. JUST TAKE AWAY ALL THE THINGS I LOVE, WORLD.
    (tags: med)
  • Dr. Tom Gold, emeritus professor of astronomy at Cornell University, believes that organisms based on silicon may live far below the surface of the Earth.
    (tags: sci weird)

4 thoughts on “links for 2006-09-15”

  1. Not sure what they’re teaching in public schools in England, however my education here in Seattle schools did touch on the KNOWN silicon-based lifeforms living in the deepest craigs of the ocean floor, so it’s not like this stuff wasn’t being regarded as fact before…

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