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Isotopes of baseball Mon, Aug 02, 2010
The Albuquerque Isotopes are a minor league baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I verified this with my own eyes on a recent visit.  This is notable because (a) nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory was and is heavily involved with nuclear weapons research (isotope = nuclear thing), and (b) the team name was inspired by an episode of the Simpsons (the Simpsons' home town of Springfield has a nuclear power plant).  Yay science-TV-real-life! #sports

Bird roadkill Mon, Aug 02, 2010
One of life's great mysteries is how birds get hit by cars.  Ground animals like squirrels and ground hogs, I understand.  But birds have something most animals (and cars) lack:  Vertical position modification, i.e. the ability to fly.  Whenever I see a dead bird on the road, I just want to walk up to it ask it, "Honestly, what happened?  Did you forget that you knew how to fly?  Clearly you use that ability to evade every other dangerous situation in life.  What's so different about a car?"  But that would mean talking to a dead bird, which is weird. #nature