Old news

I’ve had a few news stories marked as “new” in my Bloglines because I thought they were interesting and worth mentioning. They’ve been in there for ages, so I finally thought I should go ahead and blog them and get them out of there.

First up, an alternative to cremation. This is very interesting to me because I plan to be cremated. The process, called “promession“, involves freezing the body and shaking it to bits. This reduces the pollution caused by cremation. (Via BoingBoing)

Some UK scientists have permission to create an embryo using genetic material from two women. (via Slashdot)

The Guardian has an article about bad science in the press. (via Slashdot)

Auto-torrenting of enclosures in RSS is a reality! (via Slashdot)

Boston.com’s Top 50 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time was linked by Slashdot.

This actually really intrigued me. Central Park Media let fans pick the dub cast for a one-episode OVA called Outlanders. (Man, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to pick the voice actors for Kyou Kara Maou…) A oneshot may not seem like such a big deal, but I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come! (via [surprise surprise] Slashdot)

NASA scrapped the Space Shuttle!

Aaaaaaaaaaand that about does it for Old News. Have a great day.