Blog posts pulled using DMCA restored (mostly) as fake “originals” vanish — The DMCA is not your friend.
Getting rid of adverbs and other adjuncts — I have never understood the writerly obsession with killing adverbs.
Molecule Helps Nanoparticles Sneak Past the Immune System — Researchers have given nanoparticles the ability to tell immune cells not to eat them, a development that could have broad implications for medicine.
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food — Ouch. And I say this as an unreconstructed junk food junkie.
Flowers use electrical signals to summon bees — Nature’s own violet wand?
Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living — “Zombie” mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM). Umm… This piece isn’t datelined April 1st.
The Intellectual Gravity of Brilliant Baseball Players — Ah, scientific illiteracy in all its glorious forms. (Thanks to
Opera Muliebria — On being a woman in a gendered world. Sobering and important.
Movement Conservatives Are Far Too Eager to Cheer On Their Politicians — Movement conservatives are too eager to cheer on politicians from their own side and don’t do nearly enough to hold them accountable. The praise that is being heaped on Cruz in recent weeks is one of the more annoying examples of this.
QotD?: Boom shakalaka?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (0.5 hours on a new story, to draft complete at 3,200 words, and 0.25 hours working on my collaboration with
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up high crimes and misdemeanors in Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett