[links] Link salad wasn’t its mama’s only boy, but her favorite one it seems

Jay Lake, Cancer, and God #9: A Tale of Two Tales — My friend [info]daveraines continues his intermittent series of thoughtful posts.

Why pain is expressed differently in different languages — Ow.

The magnificent, fragile beauty of bubbles blown outside when it’s 15 degrees below freezing — Wow. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

On Ice: 100 year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic — This is seriously cool. See here for more of the images themselves. (Via Lisa Costello.)

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: ‘An electron and a positron walked into a bar…’Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes.

Scientists create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark pigs after injecting them with jellyfish DNA — Mmm. Glowing bacon.

Dragonfly-Like Lenses Grown With Liquid Crystals

NASA begins work on ‘super bot’ rover for Saturn’s Titan

Navajo Nation struggles with same-sex marriage The Navajo banned such unions in 2005, but some hope to change that — especially since New Mexico began permitting gay marriage this month. Bigotry is everywhere, even among people who should understand the evils of oppression.

Cruz hires lawyers to help him ditch Canadian citizenship — Well, sure. After the Kenyan Muslim socialist usurper, Sarah Palin’s “real Americams” are hardly going to vote for a Hispanic Canadian usurper, are they? No real American ever came from anywhere else, after all.

America’s Internal CheckpointsRefuseniks fight back against feds demanding papers. This is where the American Right becomes confused. Government intrusion is bad, but oppression of immigrants is good. What’s a Constitution loving conservative to do here? (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

?otD: Did she begin to cry when you said goodbye, and sank into your dreams?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (up too early for hotel gym)
Weight: n/a (traveling, no scale)
Number of FEMA troops on my block falsifying climate change data: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)