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The future continued to unfold before us this week, and it’s been quite a week indeed.

A bread-loving bird shut down the LHC, a martian weatherman forecasts conditions on Mars, a space hotel set to open its doors in 2012 already has paying guests, and, by the time the holidays roll around, every Nintendo-loving household can stick a wiimote in an anatomically correct doll’s back to rock it lovingly via accelerometer and hear its gurgles, giggles and wails through a tinny Wiimote speaker.

The past is looking pretty weird, too; as it turns out, kissing evolved to spread germs, not feelings.

What a world.

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Until next time. Enjoy our past weekly illustrated roundups here.