Amazon Drops a Big Shoe — Amazon abusing their market power? No one could possibly have foreseen this.
Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy — Yep. This. If you're eligible for a colonoscopy due to age or family history, or most importantly, symptoms: go get one. Trust me, the realities of colon cancer are orders of magnitude worse than the distastefulness of a colonoscopy. And don't put it off. (Still thinking I should start a brown ribbon campaign for colon cancer.)
Aging of Eyes Is Blamed for Range of Health Woes — (Thanks to David Goldman.)
An Unconventional Pairing: Wine and 'Sliders' at the Castle — White Castle with a wine list? Really?
Tibetans’ (Forbidden) Special Treat — Mmm, momos. (Via AH.)
Zoning Out — Time zones are fluid. What are the implications for time itself? (Via Curiosity Counts.)
Faster-than-light neutrinos could be down to bad wiring — What might have been the biggest physics story of the past century may instead be down to a faulty connection. Ah, hardware problems.
Stochastic Pattern Recognition Dramatically Outperforms Conventional Techniques — A stochastic computer, designed to help an autonomous vehicle navigate, outperforms a conventional computer by three orders of magnitude, say computer scientists.
Humanity's water footprint: US exports the most, uses the most per capita
Recalling A Pro-Choice Mitt Romney
Logical Errors and Propaganda in Republican Debate on the Middle East — Just remember, the conservative worldview is fair and balanced. It says so, right on TV.
The Rachet Effect—Why do post-Carter politics only move to the right? — I've often wondered this. The answer is obvious enough at one level: the highly successful Republican effort to demonize anything associated with liberalism. (You know, like retirement benefits, 40 hour work weeks, women's suffrage, child labor laws, etc.)
?otd: Got cats?
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann