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Los Links 7/29

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!

Norway Tragedy

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

Think Progress: Pat Buchanan: Norwegian Right-Wing Terrorist ‘Breivik May Be Right’ and Norway Terrorist Anders Breivik Purchased High-Capacity Gun Clips From The United States

 CNN Belief Blog: My Take: Norway attacks show why you can’t #blamethemuslims

Opinionator: Homegrown Hurt

Google+ Fiasco

Bug Girl’s Blog: Why Google+ hates women

Thomas Monopoly: Dear Google

Pulp Tech: Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers

Techi: The Google+ honeymoon is over

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

Infotropism: Preliminary results of my survey of suspended Google+ accounts

TekFrenzy: Google Plan To Address The Issue Of Pseudonymity In Future

Caterina.net: Anonymity and Pseudonyms in Social Software

Science

Bad Astronomy: Atlantis, one last time in the Sun and The fiery descent of Atlantis… seen from space!

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

Superbug: Is Polio Eradication Slipping Out of Reach?

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

Medialand: “Majestically Scientific” Federal Study On BPA Has Stunning Findings: So Why Is The Media Ignoring It? (via )

CMBR: Holy schist! That’s a lot of Earth science

Boundary Vision: Science Education and Changing People’s Minds Part 2: Writing to convince

Media Matters: If You Wish To Make Up Facts From Scratch…

From the Lab Bench: Super-Hero Experiment #2: The Waggle Dance

Superbug: Attack of the Deadly Slime: Farm Effluent Ruins French Beaches

The Green Apple Core: Drunk on books 

Weather Underground: Heat Waves (4) A Climate Case Study

Reading the Washington Landscape: Antecedent Yakima River and Geology Prank at Amboy Crater – Repost

Writing

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: Indie, Big Six, or Small Press Publishing: Why Not Try All Three?

Red Room: Our Publishing Nightmare-An Author’s Lesson(s)

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

Women’s Issues

Lousy Canuck: The Problem with Privilege (or: cheap shots, epithets and baseless accusations for everyone!) and The Problem with Privilege: some correct assertions, with caveats

Minnesota Skeptics: Nice Cans?! FFS, Really?

Sociological Images: Reception of Rape Victims: Silsbee, TX Edition

Lifehacker: Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Do (and Everyone Should Know)

Comment is Free: Richard Dawkins, check the evidence on the ‘chilly climate’ for women

Butterflies and Wheels: Claiming to speak for 

The Hathor Legacy: On rejecting men and rape culture

Politics

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

Hullaballoo: Balance!

ThinkProgress: GOP Congressman: If We Take The Senate And White House In 2012, The EPA Will Be ‘Discontinued’

Natural Resources: Ten Least Wanted Provisions Of The Interior And Environment Appropriations Bill

Society and Culture

Hugo Schwyzer: “Because it feels good”: the starting point for talking to kids about sex

Inside Higher Ed: Who Is Punished for Plagiarism?

Furious Purpose: The dire real-life effects of homophobia

The Guardian: Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse: ‘We have lost a beautiful, talented woman’

WWdN: In Exile: if you cut me, i will bleed

Murphy’s Law: The true story of how I shot a cop and went to jail (and something about a dildo)

Guardian: Jailed in Singapore for writing a book they didn’t like

Danger Room: FBI ‘Islam 101′ Guide Depicted Muslims as 7th-Century Simpletons

Skepchick: Skepticism and Disability by Chris “Gonz Blinko” Hofstader

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the shout-out for my blog and the guest post from Kim Wright. It's always so odd to see which mentions get Google alert's attention. Sometimes Google ignores me for weeks or even months. Then they find a mention of my name on a Croatian site or somebody named Anne marries somebody named Allen and they alert me. It's a funny world. But I'm glad it led me to your blog. Lots of excellent links here.

  2. says

    Thanks for the shout-out as well. It's not the first time I've waxed lyrical about Fischer being a dolt, and it most certainly won't be the last.