Pear-shaped nuclei may be a key to why our universe survived the big bang — Being rather pear shaped myself, I consider this good news.
Hubble finds dead stars "polluted" with planetary debris
Moon and Earth Have Common Water Source — Researchers used a multicollector ion microprobe to study hydrogen-deuterium ratios in lunar rock and on Earth. Their conclusion: The Moon's water did not come from comets but was already present on Earth 4.5 billion years ago, when a giant collision sent material from Earth to form the Moon. (Snurched from
Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand — Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.
Printing Electronics Just Got Easier — A new technique developed by researchers in China allows easier printing of electronic components onto paper.
Sim City: An Interview with Stone Librande — This is interesting. Also, a long time ago, I was addicted to Sim City, and still remember it fondly. Ta-Nehisi Coates on how EA screwed up the new launch, big.
How to Make an Implant that Improves the Brain
Gang stole $45m from cash machines across globe in hours, say prosecutors — 'Virtual criminal flash mob' used bogus swipe cards loaded with data from hacked bank databases to commit thousands of thefts.
That old-time religion — Yep, the intellectual consistency of the religious mind on display once more. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
After passage, same-sex supporters express bliss — Go, Minnesota. Another domino falls. There simply is no principled opposition to gay marriage, only bigotry disguised as piety and principle. (Hint: nearly identical arguments were used to oppose interracial marriage by people who thought of themselves as high-minded and moral. Does their opposition to interracial marriage seemed anything but bigoted now?)
Boy, 2, dies after shooting self at Corsicana home — Because guns make us all safer, right?
Arizona AG Pleads No Contest To Leaving The Scene Of An Accident — He was in the car with the woman with whom he was having an affair. Ah, those family values, law and order Republicans — so much better than dirty liberals who just want to make sure people have food and clothes and jobs and educations and clean air and clean water.
QotD?: Got feet?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (stress)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
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: Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett