Departures Cont. — Ta-Nehisi Coates writes beautifully about being in Paris, race, language and life.
The Feather Atlas — Huh. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Huge Ice Spheres Along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — Wow. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Extinction that paved way for dinosaurs definitively linked to volcanism
Doctors Should Tell Patients About Some, But Not All, Unexpected Genetic Findings — A professional medical geneticists group recommends that certain genetic risk factors be examined in all medical DNA sequence tests. I have real issues with the idea of concealing known health information from patients.
105 US kids died of flu; most didn't get vaccine — Vaccinations save lives.
Female techie fired after tweeting about sexual comments — It's hard to know what to say here.
How do I talk to my mom about pants? — This kind of religious mindset just baffles me.
The Gingrich-Santorum “Unity Ticket” That Wasn’t — The bog mindles.
QotD?: Orange you glad I'm here?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (WRPA, revisions)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Guards, Guards by Terry Pratchett