Stuff Worth Reading

If you're a dork like myself someone made a working model of the Antikythera mechanism.

This is a blurb about a study that says cars make you fat... not really counter intuitive. However, I liked the stats they gave near the end.

An asteroid most likely didn't kill the dinosaurs. The endless debate continues. Can't an asteroid on one side of the earth trigger volcanic reactions on the other side? Yucatan Peninsula is where the asteroid hit, and India is where the volcano supposedly was.

Econ geeks only. The MLB's Giants are trying airline style pricing for their seating. There's something a bit sad about professional sports eroding consumer surplus with PSL's and pricing like this. Good economic policy seems to have that soulless efficiency effect though.