What the New Yorker and Tin House science fiction... →
io9 has a great review of the Tin House science issue and The New Yorker science fiction issue. I can’t wait to get my copy of the latter, though the review and table of contents have already given me minor reasons to pause and accept that I cannot be really satisfied.
Video: The Science Fiction Issue : The New Yorker →
Sadly, I cannot embed the video. Needless to say, I’ll be reading this New Yorker cover to cover.
The Invisible War - Movie Trailers - iTunes →
A New Theme
I’ve been mulling over the idea of making this tumblog less of a personal interest link-dump and, thus, a bit more directed. To that end, I think that I have a set of three themes to which I’d like to dedicate my postings. Gender studies - this could, at the outside, mean posts geared at a single gender-identification group. However, it might simply mean egregious mistakes made the...
Zimbabwean senator proposes ending AIDS crisis by... →
Local Governments Have the Power to Restrict Drone... →
Judge suspends US law that provided for indefinite... →
No More Plastic Bags Anywhere In Hawaii - The... →
I’m sure being an island had a part in this decision. Let’s hope it’s the first of many such decisions to come.
For the first time, more than half of the children born in the U.S. are...– Minorities Now Majority Among Youngest Americans | KUT News
In this large prospective study, coffee consumption was inversely associated...– Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality — NEJM
Our taste preferences are heavily influenced by repeated exposure to particular...– Begin early: Water with meals may encourage wiser choices
Teenagers need around eight to ten hours of sleep but get much less during their...– Your body’s internal clock is at war with society
My least favorite thing about graduating
I know it’s a ways off, since I’m taking the slow route in finishing my thesis, but there is something weighing on me. When I graduate, I’m going to lose my access to OED online. This is a turrible revelation.
I was recently asked in an interview how many gas stations there are in the United States. Immediately, I knew the point of this question was not the answer, but the process. In addition to that, it seemed the kind of question Google interviewers throw around to discern a candidate’s critical thinking skills. With that knowledge, I was kinda thrilled to be asked one of these questions. ...
Hot sauce ingredient reduces 'beer belly' fat as a... →
Favorite science-related headline of the year?
Al Qaeda Planned To Put Bombs Inside Pets To Blow... →
Sheesh, Ibrahim al-Asiri found a way to make fundamentalists more abhorrent. Congrats, you pile of garbage.
Seems like some random Anonymous groups have run a DDOS campaign against Virgin...– Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out - Boing Boing
Huge, dumb booze producer Diageo orders industry... →
Cultural Heavyweights Let Public Library Know They... →
Back to Thesis Research
Today, I have the pleasure of revisiting sources I read a year ago, then looking for anything that might have been published since. Only after rereading 150 pages of criticism and reading ~300 pages on my more precise subject will I be able to outline. Uggh.
Entrepreneur wants to build visa-free, floating... →
Very excited about this idea.
Al Jazeera shuts English bureau after China visa... →
Safeway grocery says moving to crate-free pork... →
Not going to start eating pork, but I like the step.
Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over and...– Pastor Sean Harris: crack the wrists and punch children you suspect of being gay - Boing Boing I can’t wait until we find out home many fellas this guy has bedded in terrible highway motels.
Update on killing of elderly black Marine veteran... →
Religious Websites Are Worse for Your Computer... →
Well that would make sense, wouldn’t it. Nonprofit organizations without dedicated technical support relying on volunteers from their congregations/constituents.
Will Sweden abolish the concept of gender? →
From a legal standpoint, I couldn’t agree more. Sociologically speaking, I’m terribly intrigued. The argument that children would somehow be confused by the existence of a “third-gender” is short-sighted and asinine. It does nothing to take into account the extremes possible of a developing mind. Honestly, it simply says volumes about those who stand behind such an...
Computer use and exercise combo may reduce the... →
Light weights are just as good for building... →
Pay no attention to the stock image on the click-through. Quite creepy, but the content is fantastic.
The FAA confirms that twenty-five universities now have clearance to fly drones...– Texas State, Texas A&M Among Schools Getting Drone-d: Austinist
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