Apparently, mice sing. Who knew? Aside from the mice. 🙂
Link courtesy of Neil Gaiman’s Journal
It appears that Voyager I, still sending back data, crossed a boundary between our solar system and deep space back in December. The boundary is called the termination shock, where the solar wind slows down and begins to mix with interstellar materials.
Be careful out there, Voyager. Make sure to write or call.
Astronomers have found a full-fledged star, complete with fusion, that appears to be only 16 percent bigger than Jupiter.
Wow, so Jupiter could potentially light off as a star? Cool. 🙂
Is it really the case that 56 percent of NFL players are obese? And why is this taken seriously by the AP?
These folks probably know a bit better. BMI doesn’t scale well. It’s a simple height/weight formula that doesn’t even have the advantage of the arbitrariness of the old charts. I’m willing to admit that the BMI’s assessment of me may be pretty accurate, but that probably has more to do with the fact that I’m in the middle of the pack in height, am not an athlete, and sheer luck than anything else. (Actually, it can’t even be that accurate with me. In order to get to the middle of the normal weight range, I’d have to weigh what I did when I was fifteen and my ribs were sticking out. 🙂 )