False documents — The Edge of the American West on E.L. Doctorow on the psychology of fiction.
Westinghouse Air-Brake: 1905 — I love this photo. Trains. Infrastructure. Industrial history. Architecture. What’s not to love?
Startup to Offer Patients a Genetic Profile of their Cancer — If this were commercially available, I’d be very interested.
750 Planetary Candidates from Kepler — The number of planet candidates here is actually greater than the number of all the planets that have been discovered in the last 15 years. We could conceivably double the list of known exoplanets with these 43 days of data alone. Article also discusses statistical approaches to identifying exoplanetary biospheres.
“Both unjustified and unjustifiable” — Making Light with a fantastic summary of events around the Saville Report in the UK, including the PM’s response to it. This is how politicians should act.
They can pry the NRA’s donor list from its cold, dead hands — Congress exempts the NRA from disclosure rules intended to improve political transparency. Seen much media play on this yet? As the article says: Thought experiment: If Democrats wrote this bill and created an exemption that only applied to the AFL-CIO, how would that play in the media? And why would it be substantively any different? Remember this the next time you worry about how liberal the media is.
?otD: Is there a bustle in your hedgerow? Are you alarmed now? Do you even have a hedgerow?
Writing time yesterday: n/a (15 minutes of WRPA, however)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (fitful)
This morning’s weigh-in: 229.6
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 5/10 (exhaustion)
Currently (re)reading: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett