- The dogs of the Moscow Metro.
- First successful firing of a 3D-printed gun. Oh good.
- Man’s rare vision problem cured after Hugo 3D rebooted his brain. [via]
- Amazingly enough, not an Onion story:
Last week, a hopeful prospect showed up at LSU’s July football camp. He posted an impressive 4.46 40-yard dash, and he earned a scholarship offer from the Tigers’ coaching staff for his efforts.
It’s a scene that plays out on college campuses every single summer, although this offer was different for one main reason — Dylan Moses has yet to start eighth grade. [via]
- And finally, while I’m not 100% sure about the message, this is a neat piece of art:
Yesterday, I heard that author Margaret Atwood might be speaking locally, at Adelphi University, and, after I’d confirmed it at their website this morning, I decided to attend. It was an interesting free lecture, held this evening on campus, about utopias and dystopias — or, more properly, Atwood’s own coined term ustopias, the intersection where the two collide and combine, where the dark underbelly of our imagined utopias are exposed and where the hope of a better future lurks in our worst imagined fears. She discussed both The Handmaid’s Tale and her two more recent novels, Oryx and Crake and After the Flood; and even though I’ve only read the first of those three books — she touched briefly on The Blind Assassin, which I’ve also read — overall it was an interesting and entertaining evening.
The rest of the day was pretty much just your regular Monday.
- Can video games be art? Roger Ebert sure doesn’t think so.
- Support for keeping marijuana illegal in California may be coming from an unlikely source: pot growers. [via]
- Meanwhile, why am I not at all surprised by revelations that Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay? [via]
- Brian K. Vaughan’s “post-apocalyptic heist movie” does sound very cool. [via]
- And finally, xkcd: “Stop spoiling my future with your slightly more distant one.”