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LP by Discovery

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 07, 2009

I’m sure the nearest college student can tell you what “an electro-pop project from members of Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot” means, but I can tell you that I’m really enjoying this album by Discovery (on sale at Amazon for $3.99 today only). I almost want to say that it reminds me of The Postal Service except 1) that would be wrong and 2) someone could get themselves slapped around for saying something like that.

We Work Remotely

Odd story of one astronomer possibly “stealing”

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 14, 2005

Odd story of one astronomer possibly “stealing” another astronomer’s discovery of a large trans-Neptunian object. The original discoverer alleges that the usurper looked at a couple of Web sites that detailed the discovery and where the discover’s telescopes were pointed…the astronomy equivalent of stealing signs.

Suggestions for the name of our solar

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 10, 2005

Suggestions for the name of our solar system’s tenth planet from New Scientist readers. Neither Matt Webb’s suggestion (Daes) nor this suggestion on LJ (America) are on the list.

An ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be extinct

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 29, 2005

An ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be extinct since 1920, found alive in Arkansas. Ok, now rustle us up some passenger pigeons.