Path Dependence and the Stupidity of LED Light Bulbs — Why are we cramming 21st century technology into a socket designed by Edison? I found this pretty interesting.
The making of modern humans — If some of our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals, are we really modern?
Vesta asteroid is ancient protoplanet
Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth — Yeah, because the course of the planet was otherwise going to be controlled by the myths of a long-decayed Mesoamerican civilization.
USB tampon flash drive — For when you never, ever want anyone else to touch your business. (Via David Goldman.)
Can I Trust Those Evil Pharmamancers With My Life? —
Someone has hacked Google News. Check out this screen shot I took this morning. Look carefully at the cutline beneath the headline, then check out the story. (Or, as Charlie Stross has pointed out, more likely someone has hacked the Seattle Times.)
Missing words from 9-11 tribunal: CIA and "big-boy pants" — Because, um, yeah. I got nothing. Feel safer? (Via
Romney Apologizes For Bullying In Prep School, Says He Didn't Know Victim Was Gay — I can and do say a lot of negative things about Romney, but I'm not sure very many of us could stand up to being accountable as mature adults for what we did in high school. (Via my Aunt M.)
?otd: Hey kids, where are you?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (WRPA, mostly galley edits)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo