Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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The Evolutionary Case for Great FictionMight reading literature help with species survival? (Via AH.)

Once-lost Star Wars-related short to screen for the first time in 33 yearsHow a college script debuted before Empire, went MIA, and revived as Jedi hits 30.

U.S. cancer-care delivery is 'in crisis': reportCancer treatment has grown so complex, many U.S. doctors can't keep up with new information and are offering incorrect treatment, failing to explain options and leaving patients to coordinate their own care, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.

Testicle size 'link to father role'A link between the size of a father's testicles and how active he is in bringing up his children has been suggested by scientists. Sounds kind of nuts to me.

Lab-Grown Model BrainsThree-dimensional tissues called “cerebral organoids” can model the earliest stages of brain development. Wow. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

What is it like living on Earth after living in space? — (Thanks to David Goldman.)

Distant ruinsScientists used to scan the skies for messages from alien civilisations. Now they go looking for their ruins.

Meteorite Brought Surprising Ingredient for Life to Earth In 2012

Life Found in Mud Beneath Ice-Covered Antarctic Lake

Ditto Boys — Wow. The very creepy end of Christianism. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

What have we learned? — Charlie Stross on 9/11.

Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law — Because your guns are always more important than everyone else's safety. Ask any conservative: 30,000 deaths of other people every year is a small price to pay for you to own hardware.

Drop in support for police carrying guns — Why, New Zealand must be a crime-riddled hell! How can they possibly exist in peace, freedom and safety without guns everywhere? (Via [info]danjite.)

Qotd?: Where were you that day?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Weight: 243.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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