Happy 45th birthday to Brother Bhash, who sends us these remarkable photos from Mars. The “blueberries” are in fact made of hematite, and are likely indicative of surface water in Mars’s ancient past.
I had to share this bit of email from a friend (CM) in Thailand, who asked a cab driver there about the recent coup. Here’s how her conversation went:
CM: So, how has the political situation been the past few weeks?
Taxi driver: Yes, the buildings have been growing up so high. Some like it, but I don’t.
So there you have it. What does this mean? Who the fuck knows?