A sad fate for some Southern women — In one Virginia town, where there are more churches than bars and hush puppies are served with lunch, women are likely to die nearly a decade earlier than their sisters in the next county. Smoking and obesity are largely to blame.
Half of European men share King Tut’s DNA — Born in Arizona, moved to Babylona. (Thanks to my Dad.)
Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person — Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.
Second moon may have collided with our moon, say scientists — A collision with a smaller moon may explain why the terrains on the far and near sides of the moon are so different.
Graphene from Girl Scout Cookies — One box of shortbread cookies can be made into $15 billion of nanomaterials.
SpongeBob HitlerPants — A good example of why the rest of us thinks conservatives are nuts. What is with the Right’s obsession with light bulbs, anyway?
Anti-gay senator said to have impregnated babysitter — Mmm. Family values. From the party of high minded morality that brought you David Vitter and Larry Craig.
How the GOP lost on the debt deal — I am not convinced by this argument, but it is interesting. (Via David Goldman.)
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Currently reading: The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks