This page shows a scale model of the solar system, shrunken down to the point where the Sun, normally more than eight hundred thousand miles across, is the size you see it here. The planets are shown in corresponding scale. Unlike most models, which are compressed for viewing convenience, the planets here are also shown at their true-to-scale average distances from the Sun. That makes this page rather large - on an ordinary 72 dpi monitor it's just over half a mile wide, making it possibly one of the largest pages on the web. This means you'll have to do a bit of scrolling if you want to find the planets, but don't despair. They are reasonably bright and labeled, so you can probably catch them flashing by in the blackness even if you are scrolling fairly fast.
A visit to Paul's Hat Works in the Richmond district of San Francisco. Paul's is a 90-year-old men's hatter, now under the ownership of four young women. The film explores their position as women at the heart of a traditionally male-dominated business, as well as their dedication to quality, handmade goods.
A bizarre press release circulated to news outlets today suggested that Spandau Ballet are set to be the first group in the world to perform outside the earth's atmosphere, by doing a show on board Sir Richard Branson’s new commercial spacecraft Enterprise. Commercial flights begin in 18 months time.