+ Mechanical squirrels have arrived...and soon they will be using graduate students as their own personal meat puppets. Until then, they're just marking time helping scientists research squirrel social behavior. Is it wrong that I totally want a mechanical squirrel? I would name him Jeeves, and he would wear a little hat.
+ I'm an idiot which is probably why this appealed to me so much: "Five Cats That Look Like Wilford Brimley."
+ Also via Pop Candy, an interview with J.J. Abrams about the upcoming "Star Trek" movie.