Cats, cyberpunk, and conspiracy theories: Your Friday reading list

Friday has arrived, like a snail fleeing a sunbeam. May you have a lovely weekend, and time to take in some reading. Here are my favorite articles from this week: Genetic tests show the complicated history of domesticating cats. A species other than the western wildcat (ancestor of all modern house cats) was making friends in China earlier than 3000 BC. This contradicts previous assumptions. The terrifying and somewhat insane history of pictures taken in Chernobyl years after the melt down. “Russian radiation is best radiation.” Some real life, cyberpunk mad scientist stuff right here. A neurologist experimented on his own brain to advance his ideas about brain implants and human… Read More

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The best day ever

Today has been an amazing day.  Reed and I walked through a gorgeous spring evening to our favorite neighborhood pizza place, sat outside under the oak trees, and followed up some damn good pizza with a special treat; chocolate cake to celebrate the raise I got today!  It really is amazing cake.  We go to this pizza place all the time, but only buy a slice of cake for special occasions. On the walk back we made friends with a very nice cat who got up from its porch, making a squeaky meow the whole while, then plopped down on the sidewalk direclty in front of us and rolled about… Read More

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Big Cats Cool Off With Blood Popsicles

Watch this happy tiger and fellow denizens of the Big Cat Sanctuary love their special treats! The popsicles are big cat friendly, made out of meat, fish, and even blood.    

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