Okay, yes, I’m late. I usually post around midnight, and here it is, 4 in the ay-em. Blame the 6-day work week.
As far as why there’s so many links, you can blame the people writing interesting things.
And I know what the writers and writer watchers will say: “But, Dana, aren’t you supposed to be doing NaNo?” And the answer is yes, in a sorta-kinda-halfarsed way, yes, I am doing NaNo. But. Aunty Flow was here this week. I neverever write fiction when Aunty Flow’s around. And I’d just done a 7,000-word weekend. So I gave my wrists (most of) the week off. (And I’d just like to give a hearty thanks to the nurse practitioner at our company clinic, who gave me a miracle drug called Back Quell, which turns out to have done a bang-up job quelling the monthly misery as well.)
With that digression digressed, I give you, at long last, Los Links. Enjoy!
Occupy Wall Street
Almost Diamonds: Occupying Foreclosed Homes.
Post Partisan: Bloomberg’s disgraceful eviction of Occupy Wall Street.
Media Decoder: Reporters Say Police Denied Access to Protest Site.
Wil Wheaton dot Tumblr: “…linking arms in a human chain when ordered to step aside is not a nonviolent protest.”
Taylor Marsh: The Occupation has begun, and the 1% know it …
Occupy Wall Street Library: UPDATE: State of Seized Library.
New York Observer: Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, In Cuffs.
Meg Fowler: bearing responsibility.
The Nation: Penn State and Berkeley: A Tale of Two Protests.
Decrepit Old Fool: No more dismissal, no more excuses.
Grantland: The Brutal Truth About Penn State.
Lounge of the Lab Lemming: Some thoughts on the Penn State sex scandal.
Sports Illustrated: Special Report: Scandal. Shame. A search for answers at Penn State.
The Last Word on Nothing: The Guys Talk.
Sandatlas: Brain games with sand grains.
Clastic Detritus: Friday Field Photo #160: Mountainside Stratigraphy — What Do You See?
Culture of Science: Nature And Nurture: Why We Kiss.
Culturing Science: The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st Century.
Practical Fishkeeping: Coral reefs support much more life than previously thought.
Highly Allochthonous: Friday focal mechanisms: aftershocks in eastern Turkey.
Geology Home Companion: Introducing Students to Geologic Time.
Science: An Ancient Moth, Now in Full Color.
Galileo’s Pendulum: Tsunamis of Sand in the Sahara.
TYWKIWDBI: “History is all explained by geology”.
Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Try to Make Bricks without Clay.
Myrmecos: Inside an ant nest, for real this time.
Deep Sea News: So You Want to Be A Marine Biologist: Deep Sea News Edition.
Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: The Geminid’s and a quick update.
Slate: GM Mosquitoes Bite.
XKCD: Map Projections.
Mother Jones: Your Prius’ Deepest, Darkest Secret.
Genomeboy: Things we said today.
Hudson Valley Geologist: Why do we have sunspots?
New Scientist: Virtual robot links body to numbers just like humans.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Scientists track the evolution of an epidemic to show how bacteria adapt and How coral snakes cause excruciating pain.
Punctuated Equilibrium: Bird-friendly California vineyards may have fewer pests.
The Guardian: Amnesiac cellist astounds doctors with musical memory.
Scientific American: How We View Half-Naked Men and Women.
History of Geology: November 13, 1985: The Nevado del Ruiz Lahars.
This May Hurt a Bit…: Like a patient etherized upon a chair.
Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: Wood in Streams.
Neuroskeptic: Autism: What A Big Prefrontal Cortex You Have.
Fly’s Picture Place: Geode Central.
Volcanoclast: No fracking earthquakes.
Skeptoid: Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites.
Hydraulically Inclined: “Natural Dams”.
Wired Science: Leonardo’s Formula Explains Why Trees Don’t Splinter.
Terra Sigillata: K2 Synthetic Marijuana: Heart Attacks, Suicides, and Surveillance.
The Landslide Blog: New paper on landslide-dams and genetic change in fish.
Science 2.0: Eye Evolution Gets Its “War And Peace”.
Empirical Zeal: How a new understanding of itch leads to better pain treatments.
Science Alert: Sunken islands found in Indian Ocean.
The Planetary Society Blog: Is Europa’s ice thin or thick? At chaos terrain, it’s both!
Mountain Beltway: Shear zone in basement complex.
Georneys: Cango Caves in Pictures.
The Business Rusch: The Old Stone Path.
A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing: Showcase The Sexy, But Don’t False Advertise (and other lessons I learned when writing my book pitch).
Dean Wesley Smith: The New World of Publishing: 95% of All Authors Will Never Indie Publish.
Writer Beware Blogs: Introducing Writer Beware’s Small Presses Page.
The Oatmeal: The Three Most Common Uses of Irony.
Gerard de Marigny: A Selfpubber’s Morning.
Speakeasy Science: Bedtime Scoop and Easy Lay.
The Atlantic: A High-Tech Lynching.
Almost Diamonds: One Pissed-Off MRA.
Gifts of the Journey: Shaming, Blaming, & Silence – How Sexual Harassment Changed The Direction Of My Life.
The Biology Files: Teaching my sexist sons that feminism has no gonadal requirements for entry.
Mike the Mad Biologist: Saturday Sermon: “Abortion Is a Blessing”.
That Weird Atheist Girl: She’s Just an Attention Whore.
Butterflies and Wheels: It’s a holy city with sensitivities.
The Daily Mash: Internet misogynists given chance to meet a woman.
Atheism and Religion
This Week in Christian Nationalism: Hey Veterans: Take Two Bible Verses and Call Me in the Morning.
WWJTD: Pictures: My Anti-Myth.
New York Times: Preaching Virtue of Spanking, Even as Deaths Fuel Debate.
Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Atheism and the Meaning of Life.
Stupid Evil Bastard: SEB Mailbag: “Why does it matter?” edition.
The Digital Cuttlefish: Nothing To Live For.
Maryam Namazie: The hijab is not cultural, it’s compulsory!
A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World: The Poisonous Malevolence Of Religion (A Rant).
Friendly Atheist: He Makes Sense To Us Because We Don’t Dare Question Religious Authority.
***Dave Does the Blog: Bryan Fischer is a Dolt (Gay Pride March of the Penguins Edition).
New York Times: On the Rise in Alabama.
Bad Astronomy: Mister Terrific gets it right.
NotionsCapital: Congress Reaps Pizza Harvest.
The Washington Post: Gay, Muslim groups relieved by changes to bullying bill.
Society and Culture
Decrepit Old Fool: Hawk vs Squirrel at the dentist.
Foreign Policy: Twitter vs. the KGB.
The Atlantic: National Geographic Photo Contest 2011.
Boing Boing: STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET.
Daily Kos: Hilarious! Judge Pwns US Bank.
Educated Erosion: The Fallibility of Heroes.
Butterflies and Wheels: Facebook’s little jeu d’esprit.
The New York Times: Rushdie Runs Afoul of Web’s Real-Name Police.