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[links] Link salad gives thanks that it is not a turkey

Becoming Screen Literate — Visual constructive and the creative process. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

How genes evolve — Some fairly cool stuff, albeit thick reading. Hang on to your ribosomes. (Thanks to lt260.)

Parastic DNA — It’s life, but not as we know it.

Building for the long haulCentauri Dreams with a cool post about the survival of materials in outer space. With nifty photos!

Plumes from Saturn moon may come from liquid water — Mmm. Fountains of paradise. This is an exciting moment in science, between the work on the outer moons and the exoplanetary stuff.

Sweet molecule could lead us to alien life — Sugars in galactic space. For serious. Wow. Bring the Kool-Aid!

How the media talks about torture and the rule of law — (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

The Extreme and Imaginary Pro-Obama Bias — Your liberal media at work.

Freakonomics asks its readers to explain how mortgages get securitized — Worth reading the comments section pretty carefully, if you’re interested in the root causes of the real estate component of the Bush Depression.

?otD: Why didn’t Bob Marley shoot the deputy?


11/27/08
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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