NSA forces novelist to scrap book — Hah. Charlie Stross from the other end of the telescope. (Via Dad.)
Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting Off Jupiter Moon — (Via Bruce Taylor.)
Strange gelatinous creature gives hints of the first animals on Earth — The comb jelly genome is in, nerves are common, and muscles were invented twice.
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Can Be Implanted without Surgery — New cardiac devices are small enough to be delivered through blood vessels into the heart.
Arctic Waters Keep Warming in 2013 — The Arctic continued to shift to a warmer, greener state in 2013.
And may all your Jesuses be white — While I certainly could have a lot of bitter sarcasm here, this is actually good news about the LDS church and race. The moral cretins who invested so heavily of their spiritual and financial credibility in Proposition 8 get something right for a change.
Photo of the Day: Was St. Nicholas “White”? — Well, smug Republican Jesus was certainly white, so why not? It’s not like facts or accuracy have any place whatsoever in the Christianist worldview.
Let’s just rename Michigan Gilead and call it a day — Yes, Michigan ladies you’ll need to insure yourself against pregnancy from rape because the misogynistic pigs of the Michigan legislature think women should be forced to give birth to their rapists children. This is Handmaid’s Tale come to life. The conservative obsession with controlling women and their reproductive health is so toxic I cannot imagine why any woman, or anyone related to a woman by birth or marriage, can ever vote for the Republican party. Assuming they have a shred of compassion or morality in them.
Most of 109 new gun laws enacted since last year’s Newtown massacre have loosened restrictions — Because as any conservative will tell you, guns make us all safer. Ask the 30,000 people who are proudly killed by firearms every year in order to preserve your theoretical defense of essential liberties. No other developed country in the world makes such wholesale human sacrifices for the illusion of safety. Makes me proud to be an American, damn it.
?otD: Did you get any answers?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block forging presidential birth certificates: 0
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