1. My peeps and I are big in China, but I don’t quite know what to think about the reasons for our popularity.
3. Contrary to popular opinion, the United States has never wanted Iran to have nuclear weapons–not even when the Shah was in power. Be sure to note the last paragraph of the article.
4. Via 3 Quarks Daily, we learn of the creation of an Earth simulator. This ought to be tremendously fascinating; if nothing else, the experiment will bring about significant breakthroughs in computer technology.
5. Someday, I hope to be listed as a prominent SuperNerd/SuperGeek. In the meantime, take a look at this year’s batch.