I’ve spent the better part of a week traveling, seeing incredible things, and fighting hotel wi-fi. Now Aunty Flow’s here, I’m virtually comatose, and the cat wants all the cuddles she missed. That’s why your links are late. They still contain some damned awesome stuff, so as long as you’re not engaged in a week o’ mad travel, check ‘em out.
Open Mind: Learning from Bastardi’s Mistakes.
Outside the Interzone: The Imperative of Questions.
Updates from the Paleontology Lab: George Washington, canals, and geology.
Science Daily: Unusual Fault Pattern Surfaces in Earthquake Study.
Tetrapod Zoology: Prediction confirmed: plesiosaurs were viviparous.
Galactic Interactions: In Which I Compare the Slashdot Commentariat to the 17th-Century Catholic Church.
The Upturned Microscope: Lab Tour 2.
Los Angeles Times: Dear Parents: Why vaccines are vital.
Deep-Sea News: Scaring the $#!& Out of Lampreys.
The Economist: Silence is Golden.
APS Observer: The Psychology and Power of False Confessions.
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: K is for Krakatau.
Anthropology in Practice: Scent of a Woman.
Speaking of Research: Project Nim – The Untold Story.
Science Sushi: In the immortal words of Tom Petty: “I won’t back down”.
Cocktail Party Physics: Crosstown Traffic.
Dinosaur Tracking: Dinosaurs for Experts, or for Everyone?
White Coat Underground: Dear Patient.
The Scicurious Brain: City Living and your Mental Health: Is city living driving you crazy?
Atheism and Religion
Guardian: Christian teen camps are wicked, innit.
Furious Purpose: On theology.
Friendly Atheist: No, *This* Is How We Get More Black People Involved in the Atheist Movement.
Mother Jones: Horror Stories From Tough-Love Teen Homes.
Slate: Bloggers, Not Parasites.
A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing: Yes, Reading About Edward Cullen Will Make You Sparkle.
The Passive Voice: PG is Hanging Out His Shingle.
Writer Beware Blogs: Taking Famous Names in Vain.
Patricial C. Wrede: Depth.
Butterflies and Wheels: This has always been our battles.
(A)Theologies: Does Atheism Have a Misogyny Problem?
The Digital Cuttlefish: Hinkle, Hinkle…
Center for American Progress: What You Need When You’re Poor.
Mike the Mad Biologist: So Is Standard & Poor’s Still Rating Cows?
Firedoglake: The Enlightenment in the US Faces Slow Demise.
Pandagon: The illusion of control.
New York Times: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.
Stupid Evil Bastard: There’s finally a group that’s hated more than Atheists: The Tea Party.
ThinkProgress: Texas Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe Responds To Rick Perry.
The Daily Beast: A Christian Plot for Domination?
New York Times: The Texas Unmiracle.
Society and Culture
Boston.com: A sober lesson that seems to stick.
Plugged In: Rail-to-Trail Revitalization.
Badass of the Week: Rukhsana Kauser.
Gobbledygook: Personal names around the world.
Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub: History and economics of energy use and conservation – a more accurate version.
Decrepit Old Fool: Nothing to Undo.
Courthouse News Service: School District Blocks Gay-Friendly Websites But Not Gay-Bashing Sites, Groups Claim.
DrugMonkey: Pseudonymous blogging at Science Blogs is over.