Carlo Rovelli on free will. You have no free will, but it’s OK because you’ll never understand why you do anything anyway.
The Lyrebird mimics the sounds it hears with incredible accuracy: other birds, camera shutters, car alarms, chainsaws.
New England weatherman Todd Gross was [fired](http://groups.msn.com/bostontvnews/toddgrossexclusiveinterview.msnw) from his job as Chief Meteorologist at [WHDH](http://www.whdh.com/) in Boston last December. Now Gross has [gone independent](http://www.prleap.com/pr/26334/) and started an awesome [weather blog](http://www.toddgross.com/) with a podcast of his MP3 forecasts and a for-pay email and cell phone weather update service.
Here’s and interesting piece from *Morning Edition* about scientists who are investigating the effect of meditation on the brain. In related news, David Lynch is starting a foundation to do similar research and promote the teaching of Transcendental Meditation in schools, something the TMers are always on about.