Ask Slashdot: Science Books For Middle School Enrichment?
How I Killed Pluto And Why it Had It Coming
The story of pluto's deplanetification from the guy who did it... It's non-fiction, but still a very entertaining read. Includes history of planet discoveries and similar demotions that have happened in the past.
Google Books Makes a Word Cloud of Human History
I agree. Something is obviously wrong with it because the results for "ninja,pirate" and "vi,emacs" cannot possibly be correct.
Your Feces Is a Wonderland of Viruses
fecal samples from four sets of Missouri-born female identical twins and their mothers
Impossible. It's common knowledge that girls don't pewp.
Scrabble To Allow Proper Nouns
Agreed. I was very upset when my play of XOR was successfully challenged :(
Raleigh Councilman Offers Child Naming Rights To Google
Looks real (HIS name anyway)... He's the councilman of District E:
Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking
I stepped on a nail once when I was a kid... It hurt.
They should pass a law that makes it illegal for carpenters to use nails so this never happens to another innocent child.
New Method for Random Number Generation Developed
always been one of my favorites...
Spray-On Liquid Glass
Probably not... unless you don't mind having having only 15 to 30 atoms between you and the outside world.
Doom-Like Video Surveillance For Ports In Development
no. there were no railguns in Doom. plasma guns maybe tho
Swiss Experimenter Breeds Swarm Intelligence
in this post: http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/08/19/185259
Altered Organism Triples Solar Cell Efficiency
You sure about that?
Baby Chicks Have Innate Mathematical Skills
It also doesn't way what order everything was done in... If there are 3 balls behind screen A and 2 balls behind Screen B and they moved the 3rd ball to screen A last, then maybe the chick just went to the LAST ball it saw move.
'w00t' Named 2007 Word of the Year
firstname.lastname@example.org works well too