Australia, known for years to be peopled with criminals, has diverted federal money ($25,000 AU) into a video game that simulates prison break-outs. Yes, read that again - I'm not lying. The funny part? Actual prison maps are used for the levels . . .
Ever wanted to code a side-scrolling computer game? Do you run Windows? Check out Gamedev - a library for just that. Looks really cool - but there's no Linux port. Doc will cry now.
More free documentation (for the Linux-ey folks) than you can shake many sticks at.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. WOOOHOOOOO!!!!
Oh yeah, and scientists discovered a new new subatomic particle. Um, woohoo?