The Most Heroic Animals of 2010. Read stories of dogs, cats, horses, dolphins, rabbits, and a cow that might leave you a little verklempt. (via Nag on the Lake)
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Ancient Robots & Victorian Androids. Leonardo da Vinci thought about them, and people have been building robots of one kind or another ever since.
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Sex in space will eventually lead to pregnancy in space, which raises some far-out concerns. How will microgravity affect human gestation and childbirth? (via Metafilter)
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Walks of Life is a Cyriak animation made for Showtime. Once you get past the creepiness of finger-figures, notice it tells the tale of evolution.
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Double Dreamhands! Part of me wants to try this; another part of me is laughing too hard to stand up straight.  (via Breakfast Links)
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London's parkour stuntmen show off their stuff -and how! The action starts about 2.5 minutes in.
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Rudolph, and Santa’s 27 Other Reindeer. We herd they were planning a trip this weekend.