Geody is:

a new location search engine. Enter a name, or coordinates, for a location and it gives you all kinds of methods for viewing. For example, [you can view locations] with Google Earth, NASA WorldWind, Celestia, Google Maps, and Mapquest. You can export a location to a GPX file,, etc. Also, you can get hotel and other travel information and links to Google and other search engines. What’s more, you can search for locations on the Moon, Mars, and other space locations.

Animator vs. Animation

alanbecker’s deviantART work Animator vs. Animation is pretty cool:

An animator faces his own animation in deadly combat. The battlefield? The Flash interface itself.

A stick figure is created by an animator with the intent to torture. The stick figure drawn by the animator will be using everything he can find – the brush tool, the eraser tool – to get back at his tormentor. It’s resourcefulness versus power. Who will win? You can find out yourself.

10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed

10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed is a blog:

started by six friends who, sitting around the dinner table one Saturday night, came to the conclusion that civilization was doomed. We felt this way not because of the inevitable dimming of our sun, or an errant asteroid, but rather because of the idiocy of our times. Frankly, we are tired of the fake optimism, superficiality, non-talented celebrities, doped-up athletes, dishonest and illiterate politicians, corporate thieves, wife-beaters and evangelical terrorists rampant in the world today and we decided that one way of making ourselves feel better would be to list them for all the world to see and to add upon.

Feel free to contribute, as they’re only up to 1913 reasons as of this posting…

America Edges Out Turkey In Acceptance Of Evolution

It’s not a big revelation that the United States lags behind most countries in how its educational system teaches math and science. However, this rift is apparently not helped by “the politicization of science and the literal interpretation of the Bible by a small but vocal group of American Christians,” according to Michigan State University researcher Jon Miller. His team’s findings were quite surprising:

A comparison of peoples’ views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. Only Turkey ranked lower.

That’s just embarrassing. The article goes into much more detail and shows data for the rest of the countries studied.