Batman: 1966 — Adam West, back in the day. Courtesy of Shorpy.
Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’ — Hmmm. (Via my brother.)
European migration evident in DNA patterns — A study of people in 40 countries illustrates long-established changes in Europe's population. Going back a few thousand years, researchers find that everyone on Earth is related to everyone else. This is cool, but hardly surprising, I should think.
More than one-third of Oregon's National Merit Scholars live in a single Portland-area ZIP code
More than half of the world's population lives inside this circle
US Air Force Measures Potato Cannon Muzzle Velocities
Antibiotics could cure 40% of chronic back pain patients — Really? (Thanks to David Goldman.)
On the Rise — BLDG BLOG on the elevation of Galveston, TX after the devastating hurricane of 1900.
Tropical Climate History...Shrinking — Ice in the tropics.
"While some are seeking to withhold Communion from pro-choice and pro-marriage-equality Catholics, I have heard no call to withhold Communion from priests and bishops who have engaged in horrific sexual abuse against vulnerable children, nor their enablers." — Yes. This. Religious activism in pursuit of anti-gay bigotry is all about politics and power. Not about morality or what is right and good. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
QotD?: Do you face Stark choices?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (stress)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block digging for fossils in the yards of God-fearing Republicans: 0
Currently reading: The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett