- Us hardcore Obama supporters are feeling kinda lost. As we vamp waiting for Bush to get the heck out of Obama's chair, we don't have much to do. But someone came up with something for us to do while we wait: the Yes We Cans! food drive. It's a cheesy pun and Obama-related, and it's for charity! Perfection!
- A European group used stem cells to reline a transplanted trachea, so the recipient's body would see it as self and not reject it. That's awesome. Of course it happened in Paris, though; US stem cell research took a hit in 2001. To be fair, these weren't embryonic stem cells, but the research as a whole is hampered here.
- Monty Python has an official channel on YouTube. Whoot.
- Tom Daschle will be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Somehow I missed it back in June when he basically said he was aiming for HHS, so I wasn't expecting this announcement. There's certainly nothing wrong with it, I just didn't know it was pretty much sewn up already.
- A US-Russian team has pieced together most of the genome of a woolly mammoth! Mammoths very likely went extinct at least in part due to the actions of humans. It'd be so awesomely awesome if we could bring them back.
- There's now a service to passive-aggressively teach your friends to answer their own damn questions. If it worked on cell phones, I imagine I'd be texting the results around quite a bit.
That's it for now. As always, comment on these or any other shared items below. Or, ya know, really anything. I'm not picky.