Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad wanders into another day in scenic Omaha

A reader reacts to the Escape Pod reading of my short story, "Skinhorse Goes to Mars" — Not so much with the liking.

Nun study updateLow idea density and low grammatical complexity in autobiographies written in early life were associated with low cognitive test scores in late life. Low idea density in early life had stronger and more consistent associations with poor cognitive function than did low grammatical complexity. Huh.

Marfa Lights — I've seen these, actually. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Best Wank and Gaza: this year's top exam howlers — Academic follies redux. (Thanks to danjite.)

A dark sky over Sequoia National Park — More APOD awesomeness.

Changing A Cell's Biological Battery — Hacking mitochondrial DNA.

Nudges by chopstick — A relationship between BMI and Chinese restaurant behaviors.

Cheney's Breathtaking Reaction to Holder Terror Probe — Once again, facts and conservative rhetoric are not located in the same area code.

?otD: Who's the boss?

Body movement: 65 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham

Originally published at jlake.com.

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