I promise you, Los Links will soon move back to Monday where it belongs. Time keeps getting away from me. Things happening, y’know. And then there’s the fact so many people are writing so much interesting stuff, and reading takes time, and argh.
Lots and lots of links this week. Far more than it seemed like it would be. Hopefully you’ll find one or two that interests you. Enjoy!
Occupy Wall Street
Stupid Evil Bastard: I knew they were destroying #OWS tents, but.
The Guardian: Goldman Sachs whistleblower threatened with the sack.
My Occupy LA Arrest: My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan (UPDATE: 12/9/11).
Andrew Alden: AGU Day Two: Vesta Unveiled.
Magma Cum Laude: AGU 2011: Days 0 & 1.
Skepticism and Mental Illness
Feminist Whore: Sad Things.
Scientific American: Epigenetics Offers New Clues to Mental Illness.
Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Missing the Point on Mental Illness.
The Quackometer: The Observer Responds – Complicity in Misinformation.
Skeptical Humanities: Letter to the FDA about Dr. Burzynski.
Respectful Insolence: A “homeopathic physician” in Arizona versus science.
Tetrapod Zoology: The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011.
Cosmic Log: ‘Arsenic life’ debate still percolates.
Improbable Research: A slip of the pen (followed by 25 years of writer’s blockage).
Georneys: For Scale.
Rapid Uplift: Geological Monuments Of Hyderabad Disappearing.
Bad Astronomy: The gorgeous birth pangs of young stars.
USGS Newsroom: San Andreas Fault Mysteries Begin to Unravel.
volcan01010: Why people are scared of Katla.
Mountain Beltway: Friday folds (and boudinage): Superior Craton day 3, stop 1 and Currents in the Devonian deep.
Terra Sigillata: Gooood morning, Santiiiiago!
Geotripper: Spending a Day in the Earth’s Mantle: Exploring Del Puerto Canyon in California’s Coast Ranges and Revisiting the Other California: The Story of the Pine Creek Mine From Someone Who Was There.
Uncovered Earth: The Magic Planet.
Tuff Guy: A is for Aniakchak (an A to Z of volcanoes).
Speakeasy Science: Periodic craziness.
Skepchick: My experience with German Measles.
Denison Geoblog: Rising Waters at Lake Atitlan.
The Thurners: Graduate School Barbie (TM).
The Contemplative Mammoth: How to argue with a scientist: A guide.
Maitri’s VatulBlog: A Trip To Kilauea or The Volcanic Smog Gets In Your Eyes.
Dinosaur Tracking: Disney’s Age of Dinosaurs.
Observations: Are Psychopaths “Brain Damaged”?
The Dynamic Earth: Evaporite Casts in Sandstone.
@ScientificAmerican: Scientific American Defends Marie Curie—and Women Scientists—in 1911.
Boing Boing: Potentially habitable exoplanet: The fine print.
Physics Buzz Blog: In the Quantum World, Diamonds Can Communicate With Each Other.
Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: Space Rocks, an encore edition.
Poikiloblastic: So an igneous petrologist walks into Indiana…
Failure: The Berkeley Pit.
The Scicurious Brain: One chemical makes you crawl, another makes you swim, if you are C. elegans.
History of Geology: A Dirty War We Can´t Win.
JPL News and Features: NASA’s Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge.
Scientific American: Egg Timer: Separate Biological Clocks Govern Female Fertility and Life Span.
Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: How Universal Is The Mind?
Dr. Jen Gunter: When the doctor has PTSD.
New Scientist: Chimp markets reveal evolution of friendship.
Wooster Geologists: A Tale of Two Museums: Part 2 — The Creation Museum.
Geology.com: East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System.
The Primate Diaries: The WEIRD Evolution of Human Psychology.
Short Sharp Science: Megaquake warning for the high Himalayas.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: How acquiring The Knowledge changes the brains of London cab drivers.
Popular Mechanics: What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447.
Tree Lobsters: The History of the World (According to the History Channel).
The Fluffington Post: New Theory Suggests Cats Are Liquid.
Olelog: World’s Highest Active Volcano.
The Atlantic: Why I Am Proudly, Strongly, and Happily in Favor of Adverbs.
SplatF: 10 steps to better blogging.
Chip’s Blog: Where does the marketing money go?
Adventures in Space: The Question Is…Are You Tough Enough?
Book Riot: When Used Books Attack: Banana Edition.
Comic Book Resource: Bill Willingham on “Fables” vs “Once Upon A Time”.
A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing: Tips On Responding to Public Criticism (Inspired by Steve Jobs).
Plot to Punctuation: Swimming to find your characters.
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Why Your Novel is a Tall, 6-Pump Vanilla, Breve Latte Grande, Extra Hot, Heavy Whipping Cream, Extra Dry Cappuccino (Or It Should Be) by Elle Lothlorien and Eisler & Konrath Vs. Hachette.
Digital Book World: Leaked: Hachette Document Explains Why Publishers Are Relevant.
Nieman Storyboard: “Why’s this so good?” No. 23: William Langewiesche’s voice of experience.
Nathan Bransford: How to Network Without Networking.
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management: Why not an older novelist?
The Passive Voice: The Self-Published Author as the Self-Employed Author.
The New York Times: Selling Books by Their Gilded Covers.
Ask Nicola: Bookselling: We are showroom dummies.
Writer Beware Blogs: The Fine Print of Amazon’s New KDP Select Program.
Sean Farrell: “Pathetic email.”
The Oatmeal: Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling.
Blag Hag: Being a woman on twitter.
Marayam Namazie: There’s no honour in ‘honour killings’.
Doctor Nerdlove: Nerds and Male Privilege.
Boundary Vision: Mourning science on December 6 (Repost).
RH Reality Check: Concerned Women for America’s Condescending Treatment of Our Female Troops.
Shakesville: Impossibly Beautiful.
The Staggers: On misogyny and female columnists.
Dr. Petra Boynton: A tragic case of medical misconduct.
Religion and Atheism
Geek Gestalt: ‘Brick’ breaker: Lego bible too racy for Sam’s Club.
The Friendly Atheist: The Problems with Biblical Parenting and Discipline and If They Can Quote Bible Verses, So Can We.
Comics Alliance: Ask Chris #81: Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism.
Blag Hag: Car hits atheist; car breaks.
The Telegraph: Islam, Charles Darwin and the denial of science.
Why Evolution is True: Religion reduces science literacy in America.
Greta Christina’s Blog: What Does It Mean That God Is Good?
Contrary Brin: Atlas Shrugged: The Hidden Context of the Book and Film.
The Political Carnival: Kids Eating Rat Poison is an “Acceptable Risk” for ALEC.
Blog of Rights: FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue.
Mike the Mad Biologist: More Creationist Economics: When the Foolishness of Austerity Collides With the Balance of Accounts and Why Gingrich Scares Me in the General Election: Bullshit As a Load-Bearing Structure.
National Journal: Heads in the Sand.
Paul Krugman: Send in the Clueless.
Slog: Fox News Attacks the Muppets.
Wil Wheaton dot Tumblr: Mah Guvnor!
The Daily Beast: Obama’s Restrictions on Morning-After Pill Are Politically Driven.
Slobber and Spittle: What Killed Cain’s Campaign.
Society and Culture
The Globe and Mail: Remarkable school gives girls from the bottom of India’s caste system new hope.
Roger Ebert’s Blog: Outta da way of this steampunk wheelchair!
The Guardian: What to expect from the anti-gay marriage brigade.
Dispatches from the Culture Wars: TSA Has Lost Its Collective Mind.
Almost Diamonds: Why Should I Pay for Your Health Insurance.
The Atlantic: Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?
Butterflies and Wheels: Another turn of the screw.