Sorry, still slammed, now with extra car troubles.
The ten myths about space travel that make SF better. Cry havoc and release the handwavium. (Grokked from Tor.com)
A new study shows that how we remember music is very different that how we remember other things. Unfortunately, these experiments are conducted using people who experience traumatic brain injury (because it's unethical to intentionally damage someone's brain). So while it's only based on one person, most of the rest of this type of research has panned out in the past. (Pointed to by John)
"That is, the RNC isn’t really horrified at what he said, they are just afraid enough women in Missouri will be to stop them from taking health care back away from 44 million Americans." Juan Cole outlines his "five worst planks in GOP Platform." I'm sure it was a struggle to limit it to 5. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Fred Clark sums up some of the crazy. I'd love to say these freeze-dried-whackaloons are harmless, but thanks to the Tea Party, many of them now hold public office. If you want a decent primer on why the Left believes the Right has lost it's collective mind, just go read.
Ah, the vaulted security theater strikes again. Also please note, the main contention was with Delta and the local security, not the TSA. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Alligator Quotient: Still making up for lost time.