- DNA crime scene analysis -- a wonderfully useful investigative tool. Or is it?
"It turns out that standard molecular biology techniques (...) enable anyone with basic equipment and know-how to produce practically unlimited amounts of in vitro synthesized (artificial) DNA with any desired genetic profile. This artificial DNA can then be applied to surfaces of objects or incorporated into genuine human tissues and planted in crime scenes. Here we show that the current forensic procedure fails to distinguish between such samples..."
- This excellent site collects the Daily Heil's ongoing efforts to divide the world into things that give you cancer and things that cure it. Their assiduity is indeed remarkable.
- Evan Dahm, of Rice Boy and Order of Tales fame, has just started his new webcomic, Vattu. I'm interested in his work because I think he has a peculiar kind of imaginative genius unrelated to what anyone else is doing. If these first three pages pique your interest, you may want to friend riceboyart.
- Another rather unusual webcomic is Lackadaisy, which is about a bunch of anthopomorphic cats who run a speakeasy in Prohibition-era St Louis. I like it because I find the artwork and overall design rather beautiful -- and the characters are fun. Just don't ask me why they're all cats: it probably has all sorts of furry overtones that I'd rather not know about. This page of button art gives you a feel of it.