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Living vs. Dying — Deirdre Saoirse Moen talks more about some of my recent posts.

Doing Gender with Wallets and Purses — This is fascinating.

Honoring Female Pioneers in Science‘Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine’ Offers Up Little-Known Details.

Solar lasers, ocean power and volcanoes: unusual energy sources of the future

Fast-Paced Evolution in the Andes The remarkable ecosystems known as Páramos are home to the fastest evolution on Earth, a new study suggests. (Via Dad.)

Old Dog, New Origin: First Pooches Were European

Quantum memory ‘world record’ smashedA fragile quantum memory state has been held stable at room temperature for a “world record” 39 minutes – overcoming a key barrier to ultrafast computers.

The Physics of Peeing, and How to Avoid Splash-Back — Heh. (Via David Goldman.)

Best health care system? Really, John Boehner? — Yes, if you’re privileged, much as I am, this can be the best healthcare system in the world. But that leaves out tens of millions of Americans. Of course, if 30,000 deaths a year is a small price to pay for the safety that guns bring to paranoid conservatives, 40 million uninsured is probably a small price to pay for the healthcare received by willfully ignorant conservatives.

Recent surface warming has probably been underestimatedFilling in data gaps with satellites makes the last few years a little warmer. Man, Al Gore’s minions will stop at nothing for their climate change hoax. Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the Republican party, otherwise we as a culture might have to pay attention to those liberal “facts” and “data”.

?otD: Cleaning anything today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (badly interrupted)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)