Researchers find a completely new DNA binding protein — Despite all the genomes we've sequenced, there is something new to be found.
Milky Way and Stone Tree — A lovely APOD photo.
The Party of Morning Joe — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Democrats, the sequester and the FAA. Yes, this.
Wonkbook: Gun control shows how Washington really works — Sadly so. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Sleeping With Guns — A writer talks about how he shot and killed his friend. The NRA and its deluded apologists are right: guns definitely made both of them safer.
QotD?: Is Monday so good to you?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA editing work on METAtropolis: Green Space)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (foot still hurts)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block helping welfare recipients buy cell phones and big screen tvs: 0
Currently reading: The Truth by Terry Pratchett