I’m arse-kickingly busy, what with the research, preparing for trip, and taking trip, so no pithy sentences this week, I’m afraid. Titles will have to do. Didn’t want to deprive you of your premium linkage!
IndieObserver.com: Before and After Terrorist IDed: Fox News Commenters Weigh In on Norway
Balloon Juice: Give me all your liberal policies or I will kill you
CNN Belief Blog: My Take: Norway attacks show why you can’t #blamethemuslims
Opinionator: Homegrown Hurt
Bug Girl’s Blog: Why Google+ hates women
Thomas Monopoly: Dear Google
Mike Cane’s xBlog: The Google+ Real Name Policy Is Wrong
Punctuated Equilibrium: Google’s gormless “no pseudonym” policy and Google+ and pseudonymity: An open letter to Google
Adventures in Science and Ethics: Pseudonymity and ethics (with a few more thoughts on Google+).
Liminal States: Why it Matters: Google+ and Diversity
Caterina.net: Anonymity and Pseudonyms in Social Software
NewsObserver: UNC research uncovers new DNA building blocks
Neuroskeptic: New Antidepressant – Old Tricks
Andy Ellington’s Blog: On idiocy
The Scientist: The Beginning of the End for Bananas?
The Primate Diaries: Stressing Motherhood: How Biology and Social Inequality Foster Maternal Infanticide
Assignment: Impossible: From The Writer’s Desk: New Questions, New Frontiers
Respectful Insolence: Consumer Reports and credulity towards alternative medicine
Science Not Fiction: Captain America Gets Enhancement Right
Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: Basic chondrite classification
Boston.com: A whiff of history
Slate: L’Eau Pour Chien
Educated Erosion: Five Reasons Geology Rocks
I Can Haz Cheezburger: Chemistry Cat: Science and Puns, Together at Last!
NASA Lunar Science Institute: Unique volcanic complex discovered on Moon’s far side
The Artful Amoeba: Lichens vs. the Almighty Prion
Life, Unbounded: When Worlds…Perturb
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Is the parasite Toxoplasma gondii linked to brain cancer? and Insert Tongue Here – flower arrows guide fly tongues
Speaking of Research: The Value of Animals in Pre-Clinical Trials
Mind Hacks: Diagnostic dilemma, innit bruv
Discover: A Body Fit for a Freaky-Big Brain
Media Matters: If You Wish To Make Up Facts From Scratch…
From the Lab Bench: Super-Hero Experiment #2: The Waggle Dance
The Green Apple Core: Drunk on books
Weather Underground: Heat Waves (4) A Climate Case Study
Anne R. Allen’s Blog: Indie, Big Six, or Small Press Publishing: Why Not Try All Three?
Adventures in Space: After The Call: Don’t Ignore Your Gut
Publishing Perspectives: The Hybrid Writer: Balancing Traditional and Self-publishing
WordPress: How to Get More Traffic
Terrible Minds: Turning Writers Into Motherfucking Rock Stars
Religion and Atheism
***Dave Does the Blog: Bryan Fischer is a Dolt (Folks Who Hate My Hate are Haters Edition)
Choice in Dying: What is the Church for?
ABC News: Church says sorry over forced adoptions
The Irish Times: Why is Vatican so miffed at reaction to Cloyne report?
Rock Beyond Belief: My ‘Atheist / Flying Spaghetti Monster’ military dog tags
Minnesota Skeptics: Nice Cans?! FFS, Really?
Sociological Images: Reception of Rape Victims: Silsbee, TX Edition
Butterflies and Wheels: Claiming to speak for
The Hathor Legacy: On rejecting men and rape culture
Mother Jones: The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Michele Bachmann’s District
The Conscience of a Liberal: The Cult That Is Destroying America
The Atlantic: Washington Isn’t Broken, the Republican Party Is
UN Dispatch: House Votes to Eliminate Funding for UNFPA
Society and Culture
Inside Higher Ed: Who Is Punished for Plagiarism?
Furious Purpose: The dire real-life effects of homophobia
WWdN: In Exile: if you cut me, i will bleed