Habitability Around Nearby Stars — Another great article from Centauri Dreams.
The Human Body, Searchable in 3-D — A new tool lets people see the inside of the body up close and in great detail.
Institutional Encouragement of Gender Norms — State of Nebraska can't handle a male name change at marriage.
Ocean Noise Pollution Blowing Holes in Squids' Heads — (Thanks to David Goldman.)
Atheist Billboard in Fresno Vandalized After Only Three Days — If your beliefs are so tenuous that they can be threatened by a billboard, maybe you need to rethink them. Nah, easier to attack the billboard.
Is The End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough — Just because every single time the Biblical end has been proclaimed in the past two thousand years has been wrong doesn't mean these guys can't be right! Personally, I refer true believers to Matthew 24:36. Matthew 6:6 is a favorite, too. Amazing how many of our loudest Christianists ignore those two while insisting that carefully selected Old Testament verses are the literal and irrevocable word of God, who apparently shares their exact prejudices.
Just, juster, justest — Slacktivist Fred Clark with more on the ethics of the bin Laden raid.
Gingrich Run Reflects His Sense of History — Oh boy, just what this country needs. A moralizing scold and serial adulterer who already ruined the government once already. Remember kids, character counts! (Thanks to my Dad.)
?otD: When's the last time you had surgery?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (galley edits to Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid, Vicodin-assisted)
Currently reading: Sasha 124 by Alex Tillson