Could This Be The End Of Cancer? — It's a disease that kills millions a year and a slew of hoped-for miracle treatments have gone nowhere. Now scientists say vaccines could hold the key—not just to a cure but to wiping out cancer forever.
Periodic Table of Swearing — Yes, this is NSFW, both visually and audibly. Funny as hell, though.
The assholocracy — Language Log with a useful new word.
Accidental Scientist Hawks ‘Online Marketplace for Brains’ — The headline on this very cool story is a bit misleading. This is about data science crowdsourcing.
Trillion-frame-per-second video — This story makes my brain hurt. In a good way. SCIENCE!
Augmented Reality for Six-Year-Olds — Toy makers bring augmented reality to the masses.
Next Big Bet for Space: Airborne Rocket Launcher — This is cool. More here.
A second life for Vietnam's bile bears
Did walking evolve underwater? 'Walking fish' suggests that it did. — A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.
Pakistan police rescue chained students from madrasa — Pakistani police say dozens of students were at the Madrasa Zakarya, an Islamic seminary, in Karachi. Several were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban. The only difference between this and some Christian 'schools' in America is a matter of degree, not intent.
Tennessee family home burns while firefighters watch — Life in a fee-for-service conservative paradise.
What Perry gets wrong about religion in America — Everything, basically, outside the narrow box of Christianist bigotry so beloved of the GOP. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson comments.
Post-American Iraq by the Numbers — In case you labor under the delusion that we somehow improved things in Iraq.
There Is Only One Issue In America — Hmm. Interesting article. I think he ignores the issue of faith-based social conservatism, which fatally distorts the compromise process essential to party politics, but still an interesting point.
?otd: Coffee or hot chocolate?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.0 (solid, plus plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: Return of Retief by Keith Laumer