Plant RNAs Found in Mammals — MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.
The Milky Way from the top of the world — Quite an image.
Baptistina Asteroid Did Not Cause Dinosaur Extinction — In the Yucatan, with an asteroid…
The Data Buffet Is Open (Grazing Welcome) — On cell phones and data plans.
Italian PM allegedly insulted German chancellor in recorded conversation with newspaper editor — The headline on this is both offensive and NSFW. (The story is even more offensive.) And weird. And this man runs a major Western democracy. (Thanks to
Romney: Time in France Molded Life, Business — Republicans hate France. Remember when one of the GOP attacks on Kerry was that he “looked French”? Wonder how much we’ll hear about this.
Santorum’s Lament — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Santorum on Perry. I loved this comparison of Perry to Bush, and his comment on Dubya: As it turned out, [Bush's] instinctive decision-making and ignorance were not a winning combination.
36% [of South Carolina Republican voters] Say [Obama] Was Definitely or Probably Born in Another Country — And various other blatant counterfactuals so beloved of the conservative mind. This isn’t stuff that’s open to debate, like tax policy. These are flatly untrue ideas directly counter to readily verifiable facts, which have been promoted by GOP leaders, strategists and media mouthpieces. With an entire political party and media apparatus dedicated to creating and sheltering them, we wonder why we have low information voters?
?otD: How’d you sleep?
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid!)
Currently reading: Matter by Iain M. Banks