It is getting increasingly hard to fill this section with anything but year-end retrospectives, but I like this graph quite a bit.
Hubble’s best images of 2009 (see above).
The Russians are trying to lead the way on leaching. (via MeFi.)
There is nothing deep about this, but I’m listening to the Shangri-la’s right now and I just like pictures of vintage girl-bands.
Seriously though, what happened to the sea lions? This is very upsetting.