Storm of Swords - It Gets Better — Brilliant poking of fun at GRRM. Warning: spoileriffic. Hahahah. (Via Marta Murvosh.)
A Computational Model of an Anticancer Nanoparticle — IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer uncovers a novel drug interaction site.
Off the Beaten Track, Railroad Buffs Get Stoked by Riding Obscure Routes — 'Rare-Mileage' Fans Go to Great Lengths; 'I Have Lusted After That Track for 35 Years'
50 years to orbit: Dream Chaser's crazy Cold War backstory — The reusable mini-spaceplane is back from the dead—again—and prepping for space.
Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist? — Cool little software toy. (Via AC.)
Life on Mars time for JPL scientist and his family — A JPL scientist's family joins him on his mission to live sol by sol -- and discovers a new sort of life around Los Angeles.
Mars image may indicate presence of water ice
US Health Care System Wastes $750B A Year — (Via
We can have political debate or politicized facts, but we can’t have both — Welcome to conservative America, denying the reality-based community since pretty much forever.
Disillusioned Obama Supporter In Romney Ad Is Actually GOP Staffer — Because honesty is a core conservative value. Right up there with truthfulness.
Top Ten Ways we are Better off than in January 2009 — It's a question the GOP really doesn't want to ask. Except, of course, that Your Liberal Media will as always support the conservative narrative, and the low-information voters that are the Republican lifeblood will dutifully nod along.
Paul Ryan, Mountaineer — Ah, more of that vaunted conservative truthfulness. Because liberals can't be trusted to be honest or sincere. Not like these guys.
?otD: But you got away, didn't you babe?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (revisions to Other Me, then off to agent)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.75 (solid)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo