elwinc writes: At first I thought the whole rapture thing was a dud, but then I realized: my kid was playing with a magnetic toy, "Ball of Whacks" and we can't find one of the pieces anywhere. It must have been raptured!! The Lord sure does work in mysterious ways... So what in your house or workplace has been raptured?
elwinc writes: There's a great New Yorker story about Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures company, whose business model is to nurture ideas, write patents, and sell them. Apparently they're filing about 500 patents a year including a passive thorium reactor that consumes waste from conventional reactors. On the lighter side, you can read how Nathan has achieved "dominant T. rex market share."