Tomorrow's disclosure: they identified his cell. It was locked from the outside, but completely empty. »
I seriously question whether anyone taller than 4'6" can assume the brace position in a non-exit-row economy seat these days. I believe airlines make some concession to this fact by suggesting that taller passengers (i.e. anyone who isn't a midget) can rest their heads on the seat in front of them. I've tried this,… »
Rats. Specifically, New York rats. They're smart and mean and nearly indestructible. Although without humans to fill the streets with tasty, tasty garbage, they might be forced to earn an honest living like other rodents, which might interrupt their otherwise inevitable rise to world domination. »
Tolkien's Middle-Earth is very much a mishmash of time periods. By and large, it seems to be medieval — say 14th-century equivalent at the latest — but as many people have observed, there's a very Victorian feel to the Shire, with the hobbits living comfortable middle-class lives (at least the better-off ones, like… »
Casting my mind back to when I was 5 years old I can confirm that, based on rigorous experiments conducted using scale models of different dinosaur species, land-based and aquatic dinosaurs frequently fought each other. »
The digital age has allowed us to hoard intangibles such as digital photographs and images, ebooks, software etc etc, which don't take up any space. Except, of course, for all the hard drives you need to store it all on. »
Life also requires some kind of energy input. The majority of life on Earth depends directly or indirectly on photosynthesis powered by solar energy (organisms that use chemosynthesis exist, but are rare on Earth, thermosynthetic organisms are probably only theoretical). »
I like to think that there's at least one floor of the Apostolic Palace that doesn't want to be part of Vatican City any more. »
In "The Forge of God", Greg Bear has hostile aliens arrange for a sphere of neutronium and a sphere of antineutronium to meet up in the Earth's core. I believe his masses are a mere 100 million tons each (and, being neutronium, are handily compact, if not precisely pocket-sized).
The trouble is that your average crazed… »
So how much would it cost to rent one for a party?
Imagine the look on the groom's face when you tell him "Dude — instead of getting you a stripper for your bachelor party, we got you a panda! Rock on!" »
I started off by imagining the audience naked. Then I pictured my nervousness as sexual arousal. And then one thing just led to another and the next thing I knew I was face down in the parking lot with my hands cuffed behind my back and three big police officers kneeling on my head. »
Given that the "giant chunks of valuable metal" seem to be outnumbered by "loose agglomerations of rock, dust and ice", would it be fair to describe the coming age of asteroid mining as the world's first Grit Rush? »
From scruffy-looking nerf header to mucus-harvesting drone pilot. It doesn't sound like much, but it's the closest thing to a career path some people have. »