[links] Link salad pops back onto the radar

Don’t forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Poll will be closed a bit later today, so be sure to vote early and often!

Google Working to Revise Digital Books Settlement — Hmm. Dare I see this as a ray of hope in the Google Books Settlement mess?

Model seaplane — Even looking at this picture probably violates OHSA standards. Heh.

Scanning Dead Salmon in fMRI Machine Highlights Risk of Red HerringsTo maintain the rigor of the protocol (and perhaps because it was hilarious), the salmon, just like a human test subject, “was asked to determine what emotion the individual in the photo must have been experiencing.”

Blueprint for quantum electric motor — Engineering on the atomic scale. Man…

Moon is coldest known place in the solar system — Huh. Who knew? Surely it’s colder in the Kuiper belt… (Via @glynmoody.)

How to read articles about health — Dissecting science journalism.

Massachusetts to require flu vaccines?Bad Astronomy Blog on the tension between personal choice and public cost.

He may have said, “[w]e need segregated buses,” but that doesn’t mean he’s a racist. The Edge of the American West on alleged racism in conservative discourse.

?otD: Saturday or Shatterday?

Body movement: n/a (up late last night)
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 232.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine