You have to hand it to whoever does the sub-editing for the New Scientist RSS feeds; they understand that us busy interweb types don’t have time to read unnecessary articles:
Guess I can skip that one, then.
Next week’s feature: “Liposuction a great alternative to healthy diet and exercise, say plastic surgeons.”
Oh yeah – in all the excitement*, I forgot to mention that my review of Gene Wolfe’s Severian Of The GuildSF Site omnibus went up at a few days back**. I haven’t dared re-read it yet, to be honest. The review, I mean. Though I haven’t re-read the book, either. I might one day, though. Maybe.
And hey – new fiction at Futurismic! “Veritas Nos Liberabit” by Kristin Janz, in fact – please go read, leave feedback, and let me know what you think. Lots of new blogger action over there, also. Good times!
And finally, your headline-of-the-day:
“Zombie caterpillars controlled by voodoo wasps“
Ribofunk meets the Hammer House Of Horror. Ain’t nature awesome?
[ * By ‘excitement’ I quite obviously mean the gripping twelve hours a day I spend sat at a computer keyboard. Just by way of clarification, you see. ]
[ ** I’ve had no emails from angry theists, so I guess I didn’t offend anyone; this is the result I was aiming for. ]
Sometimes an out-of-context headline will stop you dead in your tracks with the most ridiculous image or idea. Happened to me just minutes ago when I caught sight of this one:
“Penguin Going to Court on Plagiarism Charges.“
I could just see him, stood there in the dock with a hang-dog expression…