First, You Put an Airship on the Cover — Ah, art.
WISE: First Ultra-cool Brown Dwarf — More interesting brown dwarf stuff from Centauri Dreams. Oven-hot stars, indeed. (For those playing along at home, brown dwarfs figure prominently in Sunspin.)
Twinkie Diet Vs. Vegetarian: Which Is Better for You? — Umm... This must be about calorie restriction.
Scientists discover unknown lizard species at lunch buffet — The headline alone is worth it...
An ode to the many evolved virtues of human semen — A seminal article. Both hilarious and thought-provoking. (Thanks, I think, to David Goldman.)
Dick Bombs — tongodeon on the new TSA pat-down rules.
The Campaign Against Mean People — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the difference between bullying and gay-bashing.
Energy and science in America are in big, big trouble — More Republican thought leadership. Confidential to conservatives in America: Aren't you the least bit embarrassed? Is your political agenda really worth this kind of dismantling of American innovation and scientific leadership?
$25 Billion in Cuts, if the Math Worked — Note to the incoming Republican majority in the House: Eliminating government programs that do not exist does not save money. Even more conservative thought leadership! We really are getting the Congress we deserve, aren't we?
?otD: Shaken or stirred?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (3,500 new words, to 46,500 words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 244.4
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books