Chinese Physicists Measure Speed of “Spooky Action At a Distance” — Einstein railed against the possibility of spooky action at a distance because it violates relativity. Now Chinese physicists have clocked it travelling more than four orders of magnitude faster than light.
Helium-burning binary stars give us a new tape measure for the Universe — Gives the distance to the nearest galaxy with 1/3 the uncertainty.
DNA Machines Inch Forward — Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.
Return of the Neanderthals — Should scientists seek to clone our ancient hominid cousins?
Good Reason to Kill #30: Wouldn't Honor Your Dollar-Off Coupon — This is why we need more guns. Don't you feel safer knowing that people with the discerning judgment of this woman have the right to keep and bear arms?
Study: States with more gun laws have less gun violence — New study finds that tougher laws on guns can have an effect on homicide and suicide rates. Also, this just in: water is wet, sky is blue. Unless you're part of the gun culture, of course.
Gun advocates split with NRA on background checks — Let us hope that the NRA, one of the deadliest organizations in American history, blusters itself into irrelevance.
A New Website on Electoral Systems
The Nonsense of Austerity — A despatch from the reality-based world.
Mary Sue McClurkin is Evil and Stupid — More Republican lies about abortion and medical science. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
QotD?: Gamble much?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (a little WRPA, otherwise busy with healthcare stuff)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike, yay hotel gym!)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for climate change: 0
Currently reading: Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett