It’s Friday and there’s a long, holiday weekend ahead. To see you through, here’s some leftovers bits and pieces from all over…
- From Phil Plait’s awesome Bad Astronomy blog, Bill Nye (The Science Guy) contrives a sundial at Cornell University that glows when the Sun reaches its daily peak in the sky.
- SF Signal unearths a spiffy, vintage vid’ of Arthur C. Clarke on the challenges of predicting the future. (He would know!)
- Jeff Vandermeer interviews Mur Lafferty on her new Afterlife ebook novella series. (I’m a fan of Mur’s I Should Be Writing podcast.)
- Annabel Pitcher writes in defense of Dumbledore at The Guardian after Severus Snape is voted the most popular Potterverse character.
- Finally, via Io9, while the myth of the tongue taste map has been put to rest, is there another taste map — a real one — in your brain?