Boing boing spots Virgin Mary in MRI
Bird flu round-up, from Great Beyond touches a few stories reporting some unsettling human deaths from bird flu. I think people are scared to cover bird flu these days: There was so much about it 2-3 years ago, then the epidemic didn't come (we're so impatient!), and now a lot of journalists feel they were out shouting wolf. Maybe wolf is still out there.
Jonah Lehrer on Governor "Show Me the Money" Blagojevich, greed, and a version of the ultimatum game called -- I love this -- the dictator game. "When the dictator cannot see the responder - they are isolated - the dictator begins acting with the kind of unfettered greed expected by economists." (Special bonus: Andrew Sullivan's Quote of the Day is also about Blagojevich.)
Daniel Carlat on "It's not about Goodwin. It's about disclosure."
The Extensible Obama: How the POTUS-elect will use web tools to power his next presidency. From MIT's Technology Review.