Basketball, with some Deleuze thrown in for good measure …
Although several species of turtles are known to use magnetic cues to determine latitude, it was believed that this wasn’t possible for longitude. However, the loggerhead turtles have managed to surprise researchers by developing a method that involves using the strength and angle of the Earth’s magnetic field. (via BBC News | Sea turtles’ migration mystery is ‘solved’)
The full implications of what amounts effectively to a military coup in the most populous and pivotal Arab state are not yet clear.
The Economist, always with the sunny side.
Egypt was a military coup in the sense that all revolutions are military coups; they just seem to have skipped the civil war stage, is all. It’s also stretching the definition of military coup just the tiniest bit to apply the term to an authoritarian regime ran by ex-generals, as if democratic elections were the preferred choice. Laughable.