1. Errol Morris has Part 1 of “Seven Lies About Lying” at the NYT website (registration may be required). I’m not sure I can buy the pedantic distinction between lying and deception, but it’s an interesting stretch of text, illustrated by some hoax-a-licious 19th century posters (for those who were intrigued by last week’s review of The Sun and the Moon).
2. This just in: crows are smart. You know this. I know this. Morlock knows this. Even Aesop knows this and he’s been dead for 2500 years or so, definitely hampering his cognitive faculties. But now the NYT knows this, which makes all the difference, I guess.
3. The Kepler spacecraft has already detected an exoplanet. That a spacecraft designed to detect planets has detected a planet may not seem newsworthy. But I just think it’s cool we have a spacecraft aloft whose job it is to find planets.