Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of April 18th…
Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists reports Al Jazeera
Not really a surprise that no north American news outlets are covering this. However, incase everyone forgot about the deep water horizon oil disaster, here's the tip of the iceberg appearing. Don't forget to check up on Corexit, the dispersant used in the oil spill. Lovely stuff that.
Innovator's Patent Agreement
"It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. We will not use the patents from employees' inventions in offensive litigation without their permission. What's more, this control flows with the patents, so if we sold them to others, they could only use them as the inventor intended."
Context-Free Patent Art
Art from people who aren't artists, randomly culled from a wealth of video game-related patents.
The Sketchbook Project 2013
This year's sketchbook project is here. Toying with signing up and actually doing it.
Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
This is the most heavily funded project on Kickstarter to date. As of this link, $4.55 million has been pledged. Holy smokes!
Dick Clark Dead at 82
Maybe the Mayans were onto something with that end of the world thing. I never thought Dick Clark would die. He seemed to be aging younger for awhile there. Sad news indeed.