Thursday, April 14, 2011

News Roundup


An homage to Lovecraft in LEGOs and, yes, those are LEGO tentacles.

Win a speaking role in Neil Gaiman's audio recording of American Gods
 
Can Alcohol Help the Brain Remember?

"The common view that drinking is bad for learning and memory isn't wrong, says neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa, but it highlights only one side of what ethanol consumption does to the brain."

So much more awesomeness after the jump.


Game of Thrones rickshaws spotted by Comedian John Hodgman.

World's Smallest Wedding Rings: Interlocking Strands of DNA

"DNA nanotechnology makes use of the ability of natural DNA strains' capacity for self asssembly. Prof. Alexander Heckel and his doctoral student Thorsten Schmidt of Goethe University were able to create two rings of DNA only 18 nanometers in size, and to interlock them like two links in a chain. Such a structure is called catenan, a term derived from the Latin word catena (chain). Schmidt, who got married during the time he was working on the nano-rings, believes that they are probably the world's smallest wedding rings."

Authors Sign eBooks Electronically

"Mr. Waters, a senior consultant for United States Special Operations Command Headquarters, suddenly found himself wondering, 'How come the tech world can put a man on the moon and I can’t sign an eBook?'"


 DiY My Little Cthulhu with Little Victims.
 I think somebody should make a Stellar Four Cthulhu covered in galaxies. (HINT HINT.)
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