It’s Halloween, otherwise known as NaNo’eve, and this may be the last big linkfest for a considerable time. Oh, there will be Los Links, don’t get me wrong. I’d never deprive you of them. But I likely won’t have much time for reading. Which is a shame, because people keep writing intensely interesting stuff.
Exhibit A below the fold.
Highly Allochthonous: M 7.2 earthquake near Van, eastern Turkey.
History of Geology: Paleoseismology of the Anatolian and Caucasus Region.
In Focus: Deadly Earthquake in Turkey.
Scientific American: A Geologist’s-Eye-View of the Van Earthquake.
Occupy Wall Street
Almost Diamonds: Approaching 99%.
Lousy Canuck: On the Role of the Middle Class in Occupy Wall Street.
The Daily Beast: Occupy Wall Street’s Age Divide.
Rolling Stone: Wall Street Isn’t Winning – It’s Cheating.
Camels with Hammers: Taxes, Employment Rates, and Deficits Explained In Less Than 2 Minutes.
Notes & Theories: Brian Cox is wrong: blogging your research is not a recipe for disaster.
Clastic Detritus: Why I Won’t Blog Unpublished Results.
Oscillator: What does this smell like? Wine snobbery made easy.
Context and Variation: Mate magnet madness: when the range of possible explanations exceeds your own hypothesis.
Wooster Geologists: How Fossils Saved Civilization: A National Fossil Day Talk.
The Last Word on Nothing: Embracing My Hubble Moments.
Uncovered Earth: Sunday Science Photos, September 25–October 22.
Culture of Science: Playing “Scientist”: How The Public Is Misled By Paranormal Investigators.
Oddee: 7 Most Extreme Paths.
Science Sushi: Time – and brain chemistry – heal all wounds.
The Biology Files: Huffington Post: Irresponsible mouthpiece for the World of Woo.
White Coat Underground: A pox on your house? How fighting one disease brought back another.
The Planetary Society Blog: Science from Vesta at the Geological Society of America meeting.
New Scientist TV: Underwater volcano spews exotic lava.
Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Double, double toil and trouble: a tale of two infections.
ETH Life: Geology for wine lovers.
Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: From Perspective-Taking to Empathy.
Respectful Insolence: Six medical “myths” that aren’t.
The New York Times: Bees’ Migration Holds Clues to Geologic History.
Wired Science: Mass Species Loss Stunts Evolution for Millions of Years.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: March of the titans: fossil teeth show dinosaurs heading for the hills.
Research at a Snail’s Pace: Transformative works at the intersection of art and science.
Not Necessarily Geology: Up Close and Personal.
Metageologist: Sediments and shiny shoes.
Mike Brown’s Planets: And the answer is….
National Association of Science Writers: On science blogs this week: Trust.
The Guardian: Serious claims belong in a serious scientific paper.
The Life Scientific: Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell.
Written In Stone…seen through my lens: Part I: The Tectonic Genesis of the Champlain Thrust Fault at Lone Rock Point.
Looking for Detachment: Tremolite-Actinolite Skarn.
Magma cum Laude: “Translating” descriptions of the 1902 eruption of Santa Maria .
Google Blog: Designing an Infinite Digital Bookcase.
The Conscience of a Liberal: But, And, Why.
Underwire: 9 Essential Geek Books You Must Read Right Now.
Alternative Hypothesis: Ten lessons about writing that every scientist should learn…
The Last Word on Nothing: You’ve got mail, you idiot!
The Open Notebook: Ask TON: dumb questions.
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: The Most Intriguing Ebook Market in the World.
The Business Rusch: Believe In Yourself.
Context and Variation: Rachel Maddow Man Cave’s Not-Too-Upsetting Guide to Down-There Parts.
Happy Place: Poster explains how to not rape.
A Leaf Warbler’s Gleanings: Miss Representation: How do I raise strong, independent daughters when the media tells them they can’t be so?.
Just Another Electron Pusher: Successful women chemists and the importance of role models.
The Biology Files: Women know something you don’t.
The X Blog: A Rape in Progress.
Pharyngula: Mississippi’s shame.
Alas! A Blog: No, You Aren’t Amber Cole’s Father.
Atheism and Religion
Almost Diamonds: Halloween Is Popular; Therefore, God.
Slate: Walking Santa, Talking Christ.
Butterflies and Wheels: Shoving people off the sidewalk, again.
No Longer Quivering: Me? Obey Him?
The Friendly Atheist: Now, the American Cancer Society is Just Lying…
This Week in Christian Nationalism: U.S. Military Program Teaches Foreign Military Students That Liberals Subverted America’s Judeo-Christian Heritage.
MU SASHA Blog: Guest Post: Damon Fowler – Adventures with Indoctrination.
Assassin Actual: Aww, Your Hate Group Is Hurting for Money?
Grist: EPA chief tells GOP to STFU.
Society and Culture
Skepchick: Psychic Kids at DragonCon: A Report.
Vancouver Sun: Why the West should not abandon Afghanistan.
WWJTD: Life Lessons In Odd Places.
TN Newspress: TSA Checkpoints Now On TN Highways.
Teen: Dreaming: #talktoteens talking no more.
Hyperbole and a Half: Adventures in Depression.