Married cancer patients are more likely to survive — Married people are more likely to survive cancer than their single peers, study finds.
The Most Beautiful Dead: Photographs of Europe's Jeweled Skeletons — Weird stuff. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
Gingers of the World, Unite! — Red headed maps for the win.
Escape from Tomorrow Trailer — Ok, this is pretty weird. Guerilla film making in the Magic Kingdom. (Via
Let’s Hear From the Lady Astronaut Who Taught Gravity‘s Sandra Bullock About Life in Outer Space — I met Colonel Coleman at Lonestarcon 3, and was quite impressed with her. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)
Mars hopper concept 'is feasible'
Cyborg Astrobiologist Put Through its Paces in West Virginian Coalfields
Comet collisions increase chance of life across solar system, research suggests — Findings by astrobiologists from Britain and US suggest violent celestial impacts deliver building blocks for life to planets. (Via David Goldman.)
Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time — Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Computer simulations suggest war drove the rise of civilizations — Agriculture and military technology make this model a good fit for real world data.
The Science of Stress, Orgasm and Creativity: How the Brain and the Vagina Conspire in Consciousness — (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)
As Climate Change Report Draws Near, Deniers Raise Voices, Bury Heads Deeper
Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons — Finally, a use for firearms. (Via
American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene? — The death toll from firearms in the US suggests that the country is gripped by civil war. (Via
TN license offices deny name changes to same-sex couples — TN couples consider lawsuits after Supreme Court decision. Stay classy, conservative America. It's what you do best.
GOP demands we defund Obamacare to stop abortion provision that’s an urban myth — You’d think that, in a normal person, a normal political party, the fact that your most effective way of winning over public opinion isn’t the truth of your convictions, and of your positions, but rather a lie, would give them pause. But you’d be wrong.
?otD: Are you sorry for the things you took?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block violating religious freedom by treating LGBTQ people like human beings: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)