1. Happy birthday, Charles Darwin!

2. This week, the Astronomy Picture of the Day site taught me that volcanoes can form lightning when they erupt. Go see the picture (and check out out the “lunar fog bow” [night rainbow!] while you’re there, too).

3. Happy Lunar New Year on Sunday. All the newer casinos in Las Vegas were decorated last week–here’s a big tiger from the Bellagio: