Links for you. Science:
City birds use cigarette butts to smoke out parasites: Lining nests with material from discarded cigarettes may help keep out parasitic mites.
Physics Says No to Warp Drives, but NASA Says Maybe
Cruel new fact of crustacean life: lobster cannibalism
Rewriting the invention of DNA barcoding
The catfish that strands itself to kill pigeons
The Rich Have Plenty to Give, but Forget Deficits (must-read)
Yet More Evidence That High-Frequency Trading is Bad For Us
Degree Inflation? Jobs That Newly Require B.A.’s (this doesn’t happen when unemployment is low, by the way)
What if We Made Fewer Ph.D.’s?
Let’s get real: Gun control is about protecting domestic violence victims like Kasandra Perkins (and the first comment just shows how people shut their brains off on this topic)
Santorum’s Three Things to Avoid Poverty: The Very Serious Person’s Version of Makers vs. Takers
Stimulus bashing based on ignorance. The facts are the facts.
Which Is The Real Doomsday Plan: The Fiscal Cliff Or The Debt Ceiling Showdown?
Please Help a Conservative Escape Epistemic Closure (good roundup of links too)
The Decadence of Procreation
FreedomWorks’ Pro-Coal Lobbyist Tom Borelli is Former Professional Pro-Tobacco Scientist