Sentinel S-F Readers' Poll — Including my story "Fire-Heart and Rose Lips."
io9 — Gawker now has an SF blog. I'll be watching it a while to see what develops. scalzi, matociquala and Patrick Rothfuss are all namechecked in comments here. scalzi's take here.
The Fleecing of Avatars — Swindles and cons in Second Life.
Inadequacies of English alphanumerics — It's funny whem linguists rant.
Duelity — Evolution and Creation, told in each other's vernacular. A fascinating animation project. Watch all three of them. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
More on wrathful dispersion — Heh. The intersection of linguistics and religious mania.
When the GOP was Green — An old NYT op-ed (2001) about how the Republican party used to be invested in conservation. Not that long ago, either.
US Military Spending — This is sobering. "We're the most militarized country in the world by far, on permanent war footing." (Thanks to MB.)