How to Distinguish Fiction From Nonfiction — Telling fact from fiction isn’t always easy on the on the web. Now researchers have discovered a method that could help automate the process. Fascinating. But I have to say that sometimes, the jokes, they write themselves.
Rastafarians and Quakers — How young religions adapt.
Bulldozers Meet Historic Chinese Neighborhood — Ah, hutongs. (Thanks to Dad.)
The 100-year-old salamander — Also known as “the human fish”. Really…?
Snakes in the MRI Machine: A Study of Courage — What courage looks like in the brain–in real time. As if it were not bad enough in there… (Thanks to David Goldman.)
Shirley Sherrod and the shame of conservative media — Worth the read, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum.
“Context is Everything” — More about Breitbart and the Sherrod video. Also, Scrivener’s Error with a great rant on the same topic.
?otD: Have you ever been too lose to fak?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (editing, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (good but interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: 234.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional turmoil)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert