05 August 2008

Link roundup for 5 August 2008

Ants in Europe, North America and Australia are building super-colonies spanning hundreds of miles -- one such colony covers most of California and extends an unknown distance into Mexico (found via Handmaiden). More on the hitherto-unsuspected magnitude of the Bug Peril here.

Oh, to think what PZ Myers could do with this one!

I think I'll pass on this dating service.

No, a song can't make anyone lesbian, but it can apparently make some people paranoid.

Here's the theme song from "The Jeffersons", performed by Hitler.

Were the recent hack attacks on PUMA blogs linked to the Obama campaign itself? Battle lines harden. Texas Hill Country reviews the current polls.

Here's a little-known story of Obama in Kenya. Check out this blogger too.

Data imagery from Britain reveals an unusual view of the life of a modern nation.

The Chinese regime's pre-Olympics efforts to sweep dissent under the rug backfire as the new repression itself becomes a big story. The IOC is failing to uphold its own supposed standards. And this is still going to be a problem.

"British" Muslims are fighting for the Taliban against Britain in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, back home.....sensitivity training?!

This new treatment for Alzheimer's looks promising -- but we need to do something about the slow pace of testing and approval. Four to five years?!


Blogger handmaiden said...

Apparently, the ants causing all the stir are Argentine ants. I captured one of the piss ants that are hanging around my apartment. Yeah, it was 1/8 inch long, but is much darker then the pictured ant in the link. A relative, for sure though. If you read farther down the link it say's that spraying them with insecticide just makes them produce eggs faster. Weird, huh? It's almost like they are evolving as fast as we are...

05 August, 2008 19:28  
Blogger tina FCD said...

The dating service was hilarious.
I liked these links. :)

06 August, 2008 11:19  
Blogger mendip said...

Excellent links - Thanks!

07 August, 2008 04:13  
Blogger handmaiden said...

I just checked out the Alzheimer link. That is encouraging! Like you I'd like to see the testing pace stepped up though.

07 August, 2008 15:03  
Blogger Prash said...

Thanks for the links !

08 August, 2008 01:16  

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