...cross between Miss Marple and Mary Poppins...
First off is an interview with Forensic botanist Patricia Wiltshire. Now there's an angle unused in crime fiction at the moment (or at least a topic not touched very often by CSI and it's spin offs). On a serious note, she played a key role in jailing Ian Huntley for the Soham murders.
And last off is Circadiana. (Found off BoingBoing.)
It's a blog written by "Coturnix," who appears to be an academic studying sleep. It's topical since everyone here seems to be completely knackered having come back to work. At the moment we're blaming the high winds for waking us up.
Cut and pasting from Met Éireann...
Stormy weather expected on Tuesday. South to southwest winds will reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph in the morning, with gusts of 50 to 70 mph. They will become west to southwest in direction during the afternoon and evening, and reach speeds of 45 to 55 mph with gusts of 80 to 100 mph in exposed parts of the West and North. Elsewhere gusts of 70 to 80 mph can be expected There is also a risk of coastal flooding in the Northwest on Tuesday and Tuesday night due to the extremely strong onshore winds. Valid 0600 11/01/05 to 0600 12/01/05