Once again, Yahoo ate all of my beautiful links. This time, I haven’t got the time to track back through my Twitter feed and try to resurrect them. Which rather brings me to a question: are these Los Links posts doing anybody any good? Do you wish me to continue? Because if Los Links is of limited value to you, my dear readers, then we should move on.
Right. Moving on. Here are at least a few links of interest, for those interested parties. The really big news of the week, o’ course, was bin Laden’s ass getting killed.
Hullabaloo: Ten Years On. Great retrospective/introspective by Digby on the whole bin-Laden-is-dead thing.
Observations of a Nerd: How do you ID a dead Osama anyway? Three things to love about this. First, adore the science spin on a major current event. Second, this happened in a matter of hours after Bora put out a call for posts on the topic on Twitter. Third, got to learn things about DNA testing I hadn’t known before. WIN!
And now for an assortment of other things worthy of your attention.
Scientific American: Extrasensory Pornception: Doubts About A New Paranormal Claim. For one thing, the study “proving” ESP has been debunked. So if you hear folks blabbing on about it, tell them to shaddup already.
ERV: Women and woo: Do women hate vaccines? The answer may surprise you. Or not. Depends on what kind of nonsense you’re willing to believe about women.
Highly Allochthonous: The many faces of earthquake triggering. Wanna know how one earthquake can set off another? Read on! Simon Winchester, take especial note.
Reading the Washington Landscape: Dunite – Decorative, Heat Resistant and CO2 Sequestration. This stuff is teh awesome. And we’ve got whole mountains made of it. Woot!
Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: Or not… For a post that’s supposedly not a post, this one contained some very neat info!
Uncovered Earth: Sunday Science Photos, April 24 – 30. I’m super-excited about this series, and I hope Michael keeps it up!
Mountain Beltway: Pamukkale 1. Turkish travertine! Yum!
Looking for Detachment: Cross-Bedded. Finally, someone jumped on the Sedimentary Sentiments meme bandwagon! And it’s gorgeous. ZOMG so beautiful!
Greg Laden’s Blog: A multiplicity of strategies is better than infighting when addressing creationism and related problems. This is a meta-post that contains links to pretty much every post I wanted to highlight from Almost Diamonds and Butterflies and Wheels, plus great stuff from Why Evolution is True and Pharyngula. So there we are!
I’m missing a ton of outstanding stuff, and it kills me, but outta time. If there’s an especial favorite post from this past week I’ve missed, put it in the comments so all of us can have a read!