[links] Link salad dances like a spirit in the night

How to Distinguish Fiction From NonfictionTelling 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