The RIAA has neutered Audiogalaxy. Where, oh where, is one to get MP3s? The list is shrinking.


Interesting article in NYTimes Sunday Magazine about researchers who are synthesizing spiderwebs--or silk--by inserting spider genes into goat eggs, creating goats who excrete the silk in their milk. That silk is then extracted and fed through a series of machines that simulate the biological mechanisms of actual spiders, creating a substance they call BioSteel which is five times as strong as regular steel.
What a crazy world we live in.
Footnote: supposedly spiders were once all ground hunting creatures, but when their prey learned to fly, only spiders who learned to create invisible, sticky webs survived evolutionary pressures.