Another week, another passel o’ links. Funny. Somehow, I’d felt that I hadn’t done much reading this past week. Apparently I was wrong…
The New Yorker: Vermont Floods: A Bad Day for Baal.
Mike the Mad Biologist: GOP Response to Hurricane Irene: Take More Hostages.
Kate Messner: After Irene: A small-town Adirondack library needs your help.
Mountain Beltway: Damage to the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Washington Post: Five myths about earthquakes.
The Dynamic Earth: Backup Amazon (in case the other one breaks?).
Scientific American: Diamond World Discovered By Astronomers.
Professor Astronomy: A diamond planet? I dunno..
Dinosaur Tracking: An Ode to Archaeopteryx.
National Groundwater Association: Protect Your Groundwater Day.
DC’s Improbable Science: A thoroughly dangerous charity: YesToLife promotes nonsense cancer treatments.
Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog: NBC urges women >40 to ask about CRP test – something not supported by evidence.
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: M is for Migmatite.
Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: Ropy pahoehoe on a biogenic beach.
NASA Earth Observatory: Why I love Geologists.
Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Perspective Is Everything, Details Alone Are Nothing.
Scientific American: The Bearable Closeness of Being: Why Cities Create Community.
The Scicurious Brain: Muscle fatigue may be all in your head.
The Dynamic Earth: Drilling for Oil…in the Everglades?
Myrmecos: A mural on moth wings.
Cosmic Variance: Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time.
Andrew Alden: Higher Profile for Geoforensics.
Think Progress: Scientist: “The Murdoch Media Empire Has Cost Humanity Perhaps One or Two Decades in Battle Against Climate Change.”
Respectful Insolence: The ultimate homeopathic remedy.
My Own Brand of Madness: Going Indie – Is it worth it?
The Book Designer: Independent Publishing: That’s Evolution!
Confessions of a Science Librarian: On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem.
The Writing Bomb: Letter to the Beginning Indie Author.
Compound Eye: Creative Commons Is Not Public Domain.
Barry Hutchinson: Meeting Neil Gaiman.
Melissa Walker: Cover Stories: Wintering Well.
Almost Diamonds: The Love of Problematic Literature.
Nieman Journalism Lab: Amazon’s new @author feature launches, and changes (just a bit) what a book is all about.
Patricia C. Wrede: Telling details vs. clutter.
The Book Designer: 5 Great Fonts for Book Covers.
Nathan Bransford: On the Internet There Is No Such Thing as a Brand. There Is Only You.
Atheism and Religion
Why Evolution is True: An atheist who almost believes in God.
Almost Diamonds: The Accommodationism Challenges.
Open Parachute: Martydom of the priveliged.
The Spirited Atheist: College too late, too little for secular studies in America.
Life on the Hill: I’m Coming Out.
Guardian: It isn’t girls who need to watch their words.
Skepchick: Too Pretty To Do Homework.
XX Factor: Some Good News for Pro-Choicers.
Guardian: Rick Perry’s demeaning abortion doctrine.
The Smart Set: Old Boys Club.
Laurie Hale Anderson: District that tried to ban SPEAK accused of covering up rapes.
Rethinking Vision Forum: Why I Wish I Went to College.
A Leaf Warbler’s Gleanings: Science and Democracy in the Arab Spring and American Fall.
Paul Krugman: Republicans Against Science.
Mother Jones: The Right, Anti-bacterials, and the “Nanny State”.
Margaret and Helen: Who has the better bouffant?
Rolling Stone: The GOP War on Voting.
Butterflies and Wheels: The history of dissident thought.
Culture of Science: On The Privilege To Serve This Country.
Scientific American: Can Politicians be Trusted with Science?
Lauren Weinstein’s Blog: Real Names, Guilt, Self-Censorship, and the Identity War.
Guardian: Google Plus forces us to discuss identity.
Society and Culture
Loudoun Times: Potomac Falls woman removed from son’s Boy Scout troop.
Almost Diamonds: Male Rape Victims: Let’s Talk About the Men.
Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub: Quote of the moment: Diane Ravitch, history won’t be kind to those who attacked teachers.
On Liberty: “Racial Profiling First Hand”.
Salon: Confessions of a bad teacher.
New York Times: How to Fix Our Math Education.
Teddy Partridge: Jury Unable to Reach Verdict in Gay Student’s Killing — UPDATE: Mistrial.
On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess: Unclench Your Butthole Before You Talk About Bias.
Hudson Valley Geologist: Good quote on education.
The New Civil Rights Movement: Student Of Anti-Gay Florida Teacher Jerry Buell Speaks Out – Exclusive!