Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds — Hmm. So my long-term aversion to high fructose corn syrup may be even more helpful. However, if this is borne out, I’ll need to cut way back on juice and fruit. (Via danjite and tillyjane.)
A Strange New Take on Telepresence — Could a blob-like robot better convey the presence of a remote user? Uncanny valley, my ass. That’s more like the uncanny ravine.
Worker Issues Vex Deepwater Drilling — Getting Enough Trained, Rested Employees Is Persistent Problem for Offshore Oil Industry as the Number Of Rigs Soar. Tell me again why industry self-regulation is the conservative solution?
Professor Newt’s Distorted History Lesson — What really happened in Medieval Cordoba. Confidential to Gingrich: If you’re going to use history to make your point, you might want to try to get it at least a little bit right.
Same-Sex Marriage Decision: “Far From Over” — There simply wasn’t any evidence, there weren’t any of those studies. There weren’t any empirical studies. That’s just made up. That’s junk science. It’s easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can’t do that. […] That’s what we proved: We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost,” Boies said.
?otD: Apples or pears?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 242.8
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Inheritor by C.J. Cherryh