Born to be wild
Other signs of midlife crisis in apes: Grooming and eating bugs off younger, sexier apes; trading in the family swinging vine for a convertible vine; and running off with the human researcher who was so kind to ask about your well-being.
Going rogue: Astronomers have found a Jupiter-sized planet that is drifting alone and not orbiting a star.
Typically, the solitary planets are about 45 billion years old, can be moody and flirt with planets half their age.
Ding Dong, the Twinkie isn't dead: A judge has ordered Hostess and its bakers union into mediation to attempt to resolve its contract impasse, ruling that the company had acted too quickly to go out of business and liquidate its assets. A deal could save the company, its jobs and keep the Twinkies coming (Page A6).
If so, and you've stockpiled cases of snake cakes to make a killing on eBay, your Twinkies need not go to waste; the creme-filled sponge cakes have an R-value similar to fiberglass insulation.
- Astronomers spot a lonely planet, with no star of its own 11/20/12
- Off the Wire: Even apes can suffer a midlife crisis, study shows 11/19/12
- Judge asks Hostess to mediate with union 11/19/12
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