Links for you. Science:
The profession that isn’t
Friday Weird Science: The Sexiness of Stubble (I’m fascinated by a study with no significant results)
‘Porpicide’: Bottlenose dolphins killing porpoises
‘First Irish case’ of death by spontaneous combustion
The Distributional Effect of Tax Cuts — A Brief Note
Government Should Mandate the HPV Vaccine
The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college (the last suggestion is the first time I’ve read that, and it’s a good idea)
2 million in Mass. victims of data breaches (wonder if that includes me…)
A useful rape analogy
Politics is even more depressing to Americans than the recession
I am NOT Troy Davis.
The almost-great escape: Panda cub Wen Li makes break for freedom from nursery pen
The worst athlete, 110m. hurdles
Bees outpace orchids in evolution
Apparently the Irish investigators have not heard about the wick effect.
There’s a LOT of material on spontaneous combustion – apparently the investigator doesn’t know how to use teh google. It’s been debunked I don’t know how many times.
I am surprised that, in a country full of people who drink like fish, that this is the first time they have run across it. These cases almost always involve drugs or alcohol – the sedative; a cigarette or open flame of some type near the victim ; an upholstered chair or other combustible material under the body; and no one living with the victim. The victims are also commonly overweight and sedentary. And the “investigators” are invariably “puzzled”.
And, voila !