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Los Links 10/7

Made it! For a while, there, blog reading just wasn’t happening and I was afraid we’d end up with a Los Links that was only five links long. I’m sorry I had to neglect you all in order to carve out the time, but when you see some of the delights I found for you, I suspect most will be forgiven.

Do enjoy!

Steve Jobs

I’m a Chordata! Urochordata!: Thanks, Steve, for helping SCIENCE!

Skeptoid: A Lesson in Treating Illness.

The Guardian: Steve Jobs: ‘Death is very likely the single best invention of life’.

The Onion: Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies.

Respectful Insolence: Steve Jobs and pancreatic cancer, revisited.

The Wirecutter: Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole).

XKCD: Eternal Flame.

 

Occupy Wall Street 

Tauntr: Occupy Sesame Street Gets Violent.

The Guardian: Occupy Wall Street: inquiries launched as new pepper-spray video emerges.

The Atlantic: An Obviously True Point About the NYPD Coward Cop.

AlterNet: How Killer Student Debt and Unemployment Made Young People the Leaders at Occupy Wall Street.

 

Science

Quest: GeoZeum: A Personal Museum of Geology.

Neuroskeptic: Why Brain Scanners Make Your Head Spin and To Catch A Predator… With A Brain Scanner?

Metageologist: Metamorphism: grade, zones, index minerals, and whisky.

Nature News: Secrets of the human genome disclosed.

Doing Good Science: Evaluating scientific claims (or, do we have to take the scientist’s word for it?) and Drawing the line between science and pseudo-science.

Science Daily: Southern California’s Tectonic Plates Revealed in Detail.

Atomic-o-Licious: Why My Children Have a Better Chance at a STEM Career Than Yours.

Superbug: Can Better Bathroom Design Combat Infections?

Times Higher Education: Peers, review your actions.

The Loom: #ArsenicLife Goes Longform, And History Gets Squished.

Live Science: Earthquake-Magnifying Pocket Beneath Seattle Seen in New Detail.

Cocktail Party Physics: Love Among the Equations.

Good: Amazing Map of All of America’s Dialects.

Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: the remnants of volcanism past, Proof of earthquake triggering in Christchurch? Not so fast…

About: Green Minerals.

Guardian: Pass notes, No 3,052: The Fermilab Tevatron.

White Coat Underground: Stay away from chiropractic neck manipulation and Supporting the unsupportable.

Culture of Science: Attention New York Times Readers: You Probably Do Not “Love” Your iPhone. Literally.

The Columbus Dispatch: Simple clam shell helps explain when mountains formed.

Brain Pickings:  Maphead: Exploring the Mystery of Why Maps Sing to Us.

The Scicurious Brain: IgNobel Prize WINNER: The beetle and the beer bottle, a tragic love story.

Grist: How Central Park cools the entire planet.

Science: Two-Year Colleges Are Jumping Into the U.S. Research Pool.

Science Sushi: Social Media for Scientists Part 2: You Do Have Time.

Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: Shock Vein Glory.

Scientific American: Tracing the Trickle-down in Roman Recycling.

Eruptions: The Flood Basalts of Mercury.

Scientific American: World’s Largest River Restoration Project Begins.

Uncovered Earth: The Hidden Life of Bridges, Homeopathy & Why Homeopaths Should Hate It and A Geological History of Sullivan’s Gulch.

Dinosaur Tracking: What It’s Like Inside a Dinosaur.

Bad Astronomy: Gorgeous globular hides hundreds of rejuvenated stars.

JAYFK: Stop wasting money on alternative flu remedies, says Time.

Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: R is for Rutile.

Puff the Mutant Dragon:  Sunrise in the Garden of Dreams.

GeoMika: Job Title: Field Geophysicist.

NeuroTribes: What’s the Most Important Lesson You Learned from a Teacher?

Scientific American: Islamic Artisans Constructed Exotic Nonrepeating Pattern 500 Years Before Mathematicians.

Annals of Spacetime: i can haz nobel pryz?

Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Trust in The Facts, Not Your Version of Them.

Clastic Detritus: The Joy of Going to the Library.

Surprising Science: The Invasive Species We Can Blame On Shakespeare.

IAG Planetary Geomorphology Working Group: Inflated Lava Flows on Earth and Mars.

The Landslide Blog: Geological evidence for a large landslide in Tenerife .

Scientific American: Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners.

Not Exactly Rocket Science: Monkeys grab and feel virtual objects with thoughts alone (and what this means for the World Cup).

Agile: Reuse and recycle.

USGS: Postcards from the Field.

 

Writing

Writer Beware Blogs: The Agenda of “The Write Agenda”.

Deep-Sea News: Getting on the same page with Science Journalists.

io9: Handy Flowchart for Choosing Among NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing:  Drink the Kool-Aid.

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: Authors versus publishers.

Patricia C. Wrede: Getting to know them.

Terrible Minds: 25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo.

Lingua Franca: Mistakes Are Made (but Using the Passive Isn’t One of Them).

The Coffee-Stained Writer: NaNoWriMo 2011: let the fun begin!

The Passive Voice: Self-Publishing: Is Print Worthwhile? and Cleaning Up Your Word Processing File Before You Publish

Nature: Here be monsters.

Surprising Science: Ann Finkbeiner: Why I Like Science.

Culturing Science: Inaccuracies in fiction: when is reshaping fact appropriate?

 

Women’s Issues

The Fortress of Soliloquy: An Unproductive Response.

Pandagon: Humorless morons cracking rape “jokes”.

Republica: Talking about menstruation.

The Atlantic: Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, Draws Anger.

Gothamist: SlutWalk NYC: Thousands March To End Sexual Violence, Shaming Of Victims.

Cronkite News: At Flagstaff clinic, women seeking abortions told to go to Phoenix.

Butterflies and Wheels: A man generally cannot know.

McClatchy: FBI seeks to expand definition of rape.

Guardian: Facebook is fine with hate speech, as long as it’s directed at women.

Lousy Canuck: The Problem with Privilege (or: Evidential Skepticism).

The Guardian: Why are so few popular science books written by women?

 

Religion and Atheism

Rock Beyond Belief: Foxhole Atheists are fighting for your rights, please return the favor.

Ars Technica: The Binding of Isaac takes on religion in a randomly generated Zelda-styled Roguelike.

The Digital Cuttlefish: Church Under Attack… By Self.

Pharyngula: A greedy religiosity consuming everything in its path!

This Week in Christian Nationalism: EXCLUSIVE: Defendant in Most Ironic Lawsuit Ever (David Barton v. Some People Who Said Stuff About Him) Responds.

Almost Diamonds: Standing on Aether, Thinking Airy Thoughts.

 

Politics

Respectful Insolence: The politics of anti-science: Global warming, vaccines, GMOs, oh my!

NationalJournal: Retired Republicans Quietly Try to Shift GOP Climate-Change Focus.

ThinkProgress: McCain Dismisses Cheney’s Demand That Obama Apologize For Rebuking Bush Administration’s Use Of Torture.

Bloomberg: Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales.

Scientific American: Why Conservative White Males Are More Likely to Be Climate Skeptics.

Hot Topic: Water, water everywhere…

Skepticblog:  Faux (Fox) Pas .

 

Society and Culture

KGW.com: Experts: Time is now to prevent landslides.

The New York Times: Hiring Locally for Farm Work Is No Cure-All.

Bad Astronomy: Wall Street Journal: neutrinos show climate change isn’t real.

Rolling Stone: The Coming Decline and Fall of Big Coal.

Today:  Teen’s parents: After suicide, he’s still being bullied.

World Policy Institute:  Innovation Starvation.

Deadspin: Screw You, And Screw Your Man Card.

Laughing Squid: TSA Requires Breast Cancer Patient To Submit To Pat Down After Scan.

SmartPlanet: The silent infrastructure crisis.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Principal Assaults Student For Wearing Tee Advocating Gay-Straight Alliance.

Mike the Mad Biologist: How Standardized Testing Leads to School Dropouts.

John Scalzi on Scifi: Six Reasons It Sucks to Be a Jedi.

Jednorog:  Pride and Prejudices.

 

Nymwars

Memoirs of a Roadie: I Am the One You Warned Me Of.

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the link! Didn’t see a pingback for it though, oddly enough. WordPress has this…. “feature”, you see… where if you have multiple links to the same hostname, it only sends a pingback to the first unpinged one. If you want to get pingbacks to all the sites, keep hitting “Update” and eventually they’ll all get pinged. That way you get to leech off of the traffic of people viewing the original thread who might be interested in what else you linked. :)