Monday, March 2, 2009

New links

  • 2009 DD45, an asteroid between 20 and 50 meters across, flew by us at less than a fifth of the distance to the Moon today. The New Scientist has a description and nice video of it.
  • I think Matthew Yglesias asks the right question about AIG: "The whole idea of the insurance industry is that if I buy insurance from you, you pay off the claims. Absent ability to pay claims, there’s no business there at all. It’s just fraud. Whether or not it meets the legal standard for fraud, I couldn’t say. But in ordinary language sense, it’s a fraud—you’re selling a service you have no capacity to deliver."
  • For those interested in information on in vitro (also dubbed "artificial") meat, check out the New Harvest website for some interesting resources.

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