A crow, a cat, and a dog walk into a kitchen.

Here you will see a crow feeding a cat and a dog.

(Doesn’t the dog look all “Oh God, that awkward cousin is here again! Maybe if I go to my room, Mom won’t notice.”)


I discovered this video via an absolutely fascinating post at io9, Corvids: The Birds Who Think Like Humans, which in turn reminded me of this equally fascinating article from the New York Times a few years back, Friend or Foe? Crows Never Forget a Face, It Seems. Go! Read!


Having my coffee on Mars.

I’m sorry, I can’t resist. This dinky version doesn’t do the image justice, but I just have to have this latest view from Mars up at my place, too. It’s like you’re sitting with your morning coffee on the Opportunity rover, gazing out over the planet. Mindblowing.  (Click here to see NASA’s hi-res [and infinitely better] full image – there were so many people clicking yesterday that I didn’t actually get to see it until this morning, but you shouldn’t have any problem today).


 As io9 points out, “Opportunity has been on Mars for over 3,000 days — not bad at all for a little rover whose original mission called for a mere 90 days of exploration.”

PS If you do check out the muchmuchmuch better hi-res version, make sure you click on the image to embiggen it. You’re freaking staring at the dust of Mars.