Sense and sensorbility: the book that lets you feel your protagonist’s pain — MIT scientists have created a ‘wearable’ book using temperature and lighting to mimic the experiences of a book’s protagonist. (Via AH.)
Why do we get confused about “you and me”? — Ah, grammar.
How Long Have I Got Left? — Yup. This. An oncologist writes about the experience of having cancer. (Via David Goldman.)
Transmissible cancer is a time capsule from the earliest dogs — Transmissible cancer dates back 11,000 years, has a mix of dog and wolf genes.
Evolutionary selection of stupidity — The concluding graph is awesome. (Via David Goldman.)
The Secret Lives of Mormons — The excellent Feminist Mormon Housewives blog with a some heart-rending stories.
Historical Abuse Inquiry hears Sisters of Nazareth nuns ‘were almost psychotic’ — Nuns’ treatment of children at a residential care home was “bordering on the psychotic”, Northern Ireland’s Historical Abuse Inquiry has been told.
The Pawnshop Abortion Doctor — Reading this piece, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that terrorism sometimes works. If you truly believe that abortion is murder, than the killing of George Tiller must be viewed as a success. The killings in the 80s and 90s may well have been bad PR for the movement. But they terrorized doctors and were essential to the broader campaign that cleaved abortion away from mainstream medicine.
NY congressman to reporter: ‘I’ll break you in half’ — New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm was not happy when a New York reporter asked him Tuesday night about allegations involving his campaign finances.
My personal Fox News nightmare: Inside a month of self-induced torture — Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,” and I don’t regret the time I spent among the Foxians. I still believe that what the network does, and the way they do it is deeply damaging to our society—but I think I understand the Fox universe much more clearly. And if, as a result, I wind up being more skeptical of my own certainty and less apt to bore people with my anger, then it was time well spent.
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 10.0 hours (badly fitful)
Body movement: n/a (post-operative)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block inventing polar vortices: 0
Currently reading: Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett