my friend the dwarf star
The new strange quark star (from Marlowe) gives me yet another excuse to post about quarks. Huzzah! The star in question is "small, cold and exotic," like Björk, and might be composed of quarks not bound into baryons. They don't say why the quarks in question have to be strange, rather than the more pedestrian up and down varieties, but I'm sure they have their reasons.
Michael Bloomberg on smoking marijuana: "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it." Apparently it was an off-the-cuff remark during the New York mayoral race, but unsurprisingly, NORML has seized on it and built it into an entire ad campaign. "I'm not thrilled they're using my name," says Bloomberg. "I suppose there's that First Amendment that gets in the way of me stopping it." (From Justin.)
Out of coffee. Headache.