This and that

This is pretty random but caught my eye over the last couple of days:

on ten-minute meals and Sunday roasts.

Teenager creates nuclear fusion in garage (via ).

Somaliland’s quest for independence.

Samuel Pepys has been sent an Indian gown for his wife as a bribe, and is upset that the bribe is not large enough:

I went by coach to Ludgate, and, by pricing several there, I guess this gowne may be worth about 12l. or 15l.. But, however, I expect at least 50l. of him.

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  1. I encountered it on the Clarkesworld podcast. I was listening to a series of them while out running, so when it started I had no idea at all what was coming (well, you know, other than Peter Watts’ reputation). It becomes clear very quickly, obviously, but it just added to the experience. Excellent.

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