How my husband forgot sex — When we were younger, he was the one who taught me to explore. Then he had cancer surgery — and came out a virgin. Sigh.
Why Mount Hood’s next eruption will be like a big blob of toothpaste — Mixing of hot and cold magna can bring a volcanic eruption in as little as 60 days. Volcanic eruptions at Mount Hood occur when cold magma, stored like ‘peanut butter in a refrigerator,’ mixes with hot magma from deep within the Earth’s crust, say researchers. That would be Portland’s friendly neighborhood volcano.
Kitties teach scientists a thing or two about genetics — Cats, the patron saints of the internet, are typically not thought of as being at the forefront of genetic research. Their lack of opposable thumbs really limits their ability to run a proper DNA sequence, after all.
Hole-y Phobia May Have Evolutionary Origins — Images that induce trypophobia, the fear of holes, share visual features with images of certain venonmous animals, implying that the aversion has an evolutionary basis. Trypophobia?
“Don’t Buy Shirts in Herat”: the Lost World of the Hippie Trail — Oh, man, to have lived this.
Rethinking a Zero Tolerance Approach to “Female Genital Mutilation” — Wow am I having a hard time wrapping my head around this.
World’s Smartest Company: Illumina — These guys did my Whole Genome Sequencing.
Capital One says it can show up at cardholders’ homes, workplaces — The credit card company’s recent contract update includes terms that sound menacing and creepy. Not “sound menacing”. “Are menacing.” World’s creepiest company.
National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear — There’s always the GOP congressional delegation to draw from as deep bench. (Via
Who Believes that Astrology is Scientific? — A paper on the correlations between belief in astrology and political affiliation. Which, surprisingly, show liberals to be the bigger idiots. Just what this country needs: further validation of non-evidence-based thinking. (Via
Obama’s Tea Party Cousin Who’s Running for Senate Compared President to Hitler — Running on the Godwin ticket, I see.
The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality — Fascinating.
Kansas Gets Their Hate On — But don’t call it discrimination.
Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college. Stay classy, conservative America. It’s what you do best.
What Information Are Stun Guns Recording? — It’s sort of the equivalent of putting serial numbers on bullets. I wonder how long the reservoir of these tags lasts. (Via David Goldman.)
After background checks were scrapped in Missouri — “This study provides compelling confirmation that weaknesses in firearm laws lead to deaths from gun violence,” Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “There is strong evidence to support the idea that the repeal of Missouri’s handgun purchaser licensing law contributed to dozens of additional murders in Missouri each year since the law was changed.” Moar guns, to make us all safer!!
VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief — I find this whole ongoing VW-in-Tennessee story a little weird.
America’s First President Was The Tea Party’s Worst Nightmare — But, but, tricorn hats!
UK Court: David Miranda Detention Legal Under Terrorism Law — A proud day for civil liberties.
?otD: Are you living the dream?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 10.0 hours (solid)
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Number of FEMA troops attacking religious liberty: 0
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