Crop Circles: Biggest and Most Bizarre Designs — Scientist says they've been improved by lasers and GPS.
NASA going green with solar-powered Jupiter probe
Chinese teachers are on a U.S. mission — Dozens of teachers from China are in Los Angeles to prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to teach Mandarin in American schools.
DB Cooper may have lived 30 years after 1971 plane hijack as FBI reveal new suspect only died a decade ago
Vonnegut Banned - Again — As Vonnegut himself said years ago, If you are an American, you must allow all ideas to circulate freely in your community, not merely your own. There's a lesson lost on Christianists and conservatives alike. The free exchange of ideas strengthens us and opens our minds — both of which are demonstrably antithetical to their worldview, especially when it comes to the deliberate miseducation of children as practiced by Republican dominated school boards and state boards of education across the country. It saddens me that our country comes back to this again and again. (Via @icowrich.)
Wake up GOP: Smashing system doesn't fix it — Conservative David Frum on the GOP's recent behavior.
Zakaria: Tea Party Tactics Immoral, Dictatorial — Conservatives are brilliant at enacting the tyranny of the minority.
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks