Links to make it through the week:

Via Metafilter (discussion), this excellent set of YouTube videos of presentations hosted at Google with too many luminaries to mention in this post. Most of the videos are a hour long. As asked at MetaFilter: Do Google employees really have the time to attend these presentations? (More good stuff)

I linked to the news before, but you might just as well head to its source: NASA’s Chandra X-Ray observatory recorded the brightest stellar explosion. I read that the same team of astronomers is waiting for a star in our galaxy to go supernova, Eta Carinae. From that same page:

“We don’t know for sure if Eta Carinae will explode soon, but we had better keep a close eye on it just in case”

You’d almost say that was a joke: Eta Carinae is “only” 7,500 light years away. How soon is soon?

The web reminds me of a commercial so once in a while: Take for example this blog post about 9 attitudes of creative people’. Uh. OK. At least the web is about amusement, right? If you’re in a rush, the posting at that link suggests that creativity can be learned. I’d like to see a study on that.

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