Ta-Nehisi Coates shows Herman Melville some literary love
Vintage Soviet era holiday cars — And more of them!. Stastliva nova godina, y'all.
12 'sexy' ads that will give you nightmares — Decidedly NSFW link. Brain bleach may be required. You have been warned. (Thanks, I think, to wllyumtx.)
Get your mass handed to you — Higgs boson for sale on eBay.uk, via Bad Astronomy. I love geek humor.
And speaking of geek humor, Science Tattoo Emporium — Now that be some awesome ink. (Via Language Log.)
Applied Materials moves solar expertise to China — Along with their CTO. A major American high tech manufacturer has shifted their innovation center of gravity to China. A powerfully symbolic move that is part of a process that has been going on for years, but what does that say about this country's role in shaping the future?
?otD: What did you give for Boxing Day?
Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.75
This morning's weigh-in: 225.5
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring