Wednesday, March 18, 2009


If you missed seeing Neil Gaiman on The Colbert Report, he has included the video in his blog today. He also added some follow-up commentary here.

RIP Natasha Richardson. The actress died today at 45 following a fall while skiing. Sources: BBC, CNN, SF Gate, Zap2It

SciFi Channel is becoming the SyFy Channel. I think it's absurd (and oddly appropriate that it is Polish for a venereal disease). Sources: Tor, SF Signal, io9 has a great new photo of Saturn, showing 4 moons.

Apple announced new features for iPhone software - finally including cut and paste.

Tor has Spiritwalk by Charles de Lint as a free ebook.

New discoveries show that dinosaurs may have had feathers much earlier than was previously believed. Also, the tiniest dinosaur ever discovered has been found in Canada.

A new way of making lithium-ion batteries will lead to smaller batteries that charge much faster. Update: More info from Technology Review.

Zap2It has the video of the complete first episode of Party Down, a new series from Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Paul Rudd. (I haven't seen it yet, but wanted to note where to later before I forget.)

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