The Guardian's "Week in Wildlife." Those ladybugs are everywhere - thick in Wisconsin last fall. Apparently they are the the ladybugs that you order for biological control. Except they're native to China, not Wisconsin, not Germany. They're eating the native Wisconsin ladybugs. Here's another photo I particularly liked:
Where the "birthers" live.
The world's biggest military boondoggles.
Political science issues Stephen Walt doesn't understand. I don't either.
Looks like maybe Russia and the US will do an official threat assessment like this one.