A medieval book mended with silk thread — This is so cool.
Scholar Asserts That Hollywood Avidly Aided Nazis — Those whacky Hollywood liberals.
Spotting individual molecules with quantum optics — One is boggled.
700,000-Year-Old Horse Genome Shatters Record for Sequencing of Ancient DNA — Can Mr. Ed be far behind?
Fairy Circle Mystery Solved By Computational Modelling — The explanation of the mysterious barren circles that form in the middle of fertile grasslands hints that similar circles may show up in other systems, say complexity scientists.
Mormons and Gay Marriage — Feminist Mormon Housewives struggles to find some good in the Mormon church’s morally vile stance on gay marriage. Nobody’s going to forget LDS support for Proposition 8 for quite a while.
Two Major Rulings Back Gay Marriage — SCOTUS got something right, though Roberts was on the wrong end of this one. His tenure is still marred by radical partisanship and what conservatives would call an activist bench, except the activism is on their side, so it doesn’t count as bad.
Antonin Scalia develops split personality disorder — With the usual Republican intellectual dishonesty, he offers precisely opposite reasoning on his votes against the VRA and for DOMA. Basically, whichever ruling benefits angry white men is Constitutional for this marvel of conservative legal probity.
Texas Near-Ban on Abortion foiled by People’s ‘Gallery Filibuster’ — I find this story amazing. For many reasons.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls 2nd special session to pass abortion bill — And the inevitable smackdown from the vicious-cruelty-to-women wing of American politics (a/k/a the GOP).
Two Hours After The Supreme Court Gutted The Voting Rights Act, Texas AG Suppresses Minority Voters — Because democracy! (Via
QotD?: Well, no. Not really. You?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (WRPA of various sorts, plus another 90 minutes giving my library talk)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block persecuting conservative political groups on behalf of the IRS: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Snuff by Terry Pratchett