Happy day before Patriots’ Day. Tomorrow, I’ll be watching the Boston Marathon (I don’t really have a choice; it goes right past my building). Anyway, here’s some science and other links for you:
- There’s a humongous fungus among us. And it could create real problems for food production.
- One from the archives about molecular tests of natural selection.
- Don’t know what squamatology is? Mark H has the answer.
- I happen to think Chris Mooney’s and Matt Nisbet’s op-ed in the Washington Post was on target.
- From the potentally goofy files: are cell phones destroying bee colonies?
The other stuff:
- Chris Clarke has a very important guide for men: “How not to be an asshole.”
- I call it Compulsive Centrist Disorder, but the Vagabond Scholar calls it False Equivalencies.
- And I thought I was pessimistic about the economy…and someone else thinks the dollar is in trouble too.
- Lindsay has an excellent post about the Kathy Sierra death threats. You will also want to read her very first Raw Story article.
- Mike Dunford explains why politicians should know the price of a gallon of milk.
- Why Imus thinks he’s not racist.
- Bill Maher defends elitism.
- Jamison Foser casts a newmedia pox on a whole bunch of houses.
You always pick some great links – a very useful thing to do for all of us too busy to check every darn blog in the universe every day.
I thought Patriot’s Day was April 19th (one reason Tim McVeigh picked it for the bombing, along with Waco).
Or has Massachusetts gone the route of moving all holidays to Monday?
I wasn’t even aware anybody other than MA even has a Patriot’s Day.
We always have it on a Monday to sync up with the Marathon. 😉