Female Protagonists — In which Green her own self gets a quick nod.
Game of Thrones Season 3 - "Princess Bride Promo" — Hahahah. (Via Gabrielle Harbowy.)
Forward — Ok, this is a way cool video. Weird, fun stuff. (Via
Tupolev Tu-95MS — This is a wow photo.
Sex chemistry 'lasts two years' — Couples should not worry when the first flush of passion dims - scientists have identified the hormone changes which cause the switch from lust to cuddles. (Via a friend who probably prefers to remain anonymous.)
NASA chief says only God can defend Earth against asteroid attack
'Full' Neanderthal genome sequenced for the first time
Polar bear hunting and migration 'hit by warming climate'
Ice Age Creationism — I continue to wonder whether the folks at AiG are working to make Christianity look as foolish as possible, even while claiming their aim is to promote it.
Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon — (Via David Goldman.)
CIA Family Jewels — Some weird stuff in here… (Via Marta Murvosh.)
Loudoun teen fatally shot by homeowner identified — Yep, we are all so much safer when gun owners can shoot confused teenagers dead.
City Council Member Who Wants Prayer at Meetings: ‘This is a Government Institution, Not a Secular Institution’ — And the harder he tried to disprove the Bible using science, the more he found that the Bible proved science. I will say this: Christianity is not a religion. And I see laughter, but it’s okay. I was younger once, too, and as we grow older we’re exposed to things in this life. Wisdom, I always say, comes with gray hair and if you don’t have any gray hair, you’re too young to have wisdom. The smug stupidity of religious conservatives is breathtaking. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Demographics and the Future of the GOP — Jeb Bush told CPAC that the Republican party had an image problem. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker." People have good reason to believe those things. But the “way too many” suggests that the GOP’s problem is not image or brand, it’s demography. Well, duh. The GOP has gone to a lot of trouble to brand itself as anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, and anti-worker. Why are they surprised?
QotD?: Have you flown sick?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA, mostly more Whole Genome Sequencing stuff)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (very fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett