Lots of amazing stuff this week, my darlings. You’ll notice quite a few things highlighted in bold, and I do hope you read all those, but don’t stop there! There’s so much win in this week’s selections that I could’ve bolded nearly all of them.
The New Civil Rights Movement: DADT: Gay 88-Year Old WWII Vet Speaks On Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
New York Times: Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center.
AP: Navy officer, partner wed in Vt. as ban ends.
White Coat Underground: Emergency ethics post.
Observations: Eyes (and Minds) Deceive: Witness Unreliability Casts Doubt on Death Penalty Rulings.
Slate: A Killer Issue.
Bad Astronomy: The night the lights went out in Georgia.
Geotripper: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia…and Texas Too.
Oregon Live: Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition celebrates 40 years as coastal watchdog.
Lifehacker: Forget the Standing Desk; You Just Need to Move Regularly.
Discovery News: Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber: Photos.
National Geographic: The Beautiful Teenage Brain.
Mountain Beltway: Giant City State Park, Illinois.
Clastic Detritus: Listening to Rivers.
Bad Astronomy: Invaders from Vesta! and The Milky Way from the top of the world.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Computer gamers solve problem in AIDS research that puzzled scientists for years.
Uncovered Earth: Sometimes You Just Can’t Reach the Top.
Science Cheerleader: “I was skeptical about the Science Cheerleaders.”
Earthly Musings: My 10-Day Rafting Trip Through Grand Canyon – 2011.
NYT Scientist at Work: Northern Lights on the Midnight Watch.
Atomic-O-Licious: An Open Letter of Apology to my Organic Chemistry Students.
Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Tangle Two Lines of Thought and Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Breadth of knowledge is essential.
Wired Science: Q&A: The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia.
Bad Archaeology: I remember why I’ve never wanted satellite television.
Oscillator: Allergy Recapitulates Phylogeny.
The Guardian: Another view on the new Feist album Metals.
Not Necessarily Geology: Pillow Basalt, Bencorragh.
Rapid Uplift: Geological Framework Of the Sikkim Earthquake.
Glacial Till: Meteorite Monday: So you think you’ve found a meteorite.
Science-Based Medicine: Scientific American Mind Is Not So Scientific.
Southern Fried Science: In sexual selection and thermoregulation, bigger is better, at least for fiddler crabs.
Boundary Vision: Students don’t lose their ability to think scientifically.
JPL: Aquarius Yields NASA’s First Global Map of Ocean Salinity.
A Blog Around the Clock: The Mighty Ant-Lion.
Speakeasy Science: Dr. Oz and the Arsenic Thing.
Grist: Oceans kept the last decade from being even hotter.
Dinosaur Tracking: Cretaceous Utah’s New, Switchblade-Clawed Predator.
The Scientist: Plant RNAs Found in Mammals.
Degrees of Freedom: Archimedes and Euclid? Like String Theory versus Freshman Calculus.
Surprising Science: Biologist Rob Dunn: Why I Like Science.
Scientific American: Urban Geology: Artists Investigate Where Cities and Natural Cycles I
Scientific American: It’s Not That Easy Being Green, but Many Would Like to Be.
The Scicurious Brain: One injection makes you older…
Volcan01010: Farmyard Geomorphology.
Respectful Insolence: Reiki: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you can get what you need.
Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: Pinnacle in the Piedmont.
Observations: Hackers Use Open Hardware to Solve Environmental Problems.
Evergreen Public Schools: Evergreen Public Schools Names new school Henrietta lacks Health and BioScience High School.
Terra Sigillata: Kitchen Chemistry: Rose Jelly. Sweet!
History of Geology: Large Igneous Provinces and Mass Extinctions.
Geotripper: You Betcha, it’s Breccia: Some Otherworldly Pictures.
The Creative Penn: Trunk Novels Are An Endangered Species.
The Buttry Diary: ‘He said, she said’ stories fail to seek the truth and report it.
Terrible Minds: Writers Hear that All-Too-Familiar Refrain: ‘Get a Real Job’.
Mitali’s Fire Escape: How To Write Fiction Without The “Right” Ethnic Credentials.
Write to Publish: Branding #3…product vs. author brand.
Take As Directed: Trine Tsouderos on This Week in Virology: When do you fact-check article content with sources?
Password Incorrect: Ebook Specific Cover Design: #2 – Size and Resolution.
Digital Book World: Best Practices For Amazon Ebook Sales.
Atheism and Religion
This Week in Christian Nationalism: A New Ending for an Old Spam Email.
Think Atheist: My Testimony (my journey to atheism).
Unscientific Malaysia: Why atheists must not be silent.
I Heart Chaos: Christian fourth grade textbook, tries to explain electricity but just gives up.
Why Evolution is True: The ugly, vicious, fanatical side of atheism.
BBC: Al-Shabab radio gives weapons prize to Somali children.
Butterflies and Wheels: Don’t think, just live.
ABC Religion and Ethics: Is the Australian Christian Lobby dominionist?
Shouts & Murmurs: God’s Blog.
Another Feminist Blog: Boundaries.
Firedoglake: Sluts Are Asking the Right Question about Rape.
Almost Diamonds: “Consent Is Hard” and MRA Says, “Yep, We’re Domestic Abusers”.
Strange Ink: Let’s talk about sex.
Man Boobz: Violence against women? Blame it on feminism, says W. F. Price.
Downlo: A Useful Rape Analogy.
BBC: ‘My cousin wanted me for a passport’.
Madison Magazine: Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?
Butterflies and Wheels: We wanted to do a bruised-up Barbie shoot.
The F Word: On Tom Martin’s campaign to sue LSE.
MSN CA: Is this the most annoying thing a man can do to a woman?
Biodork: Fighting Kindness with Kindness.
Camels with Hammers: Be Careful About Loving Women Too Much Lest Other Guys Think You’re Gay.
Spocko’s Brain: No Brains. No Heart. The Tea Party/CNN debate.
Firedoglake: Woman Who Watched Her Brother Die From Lack of Insurance Delivers Powerful Rebuttal to GOP.
Balloon Juice: The Modern Inquisition, Starring David Brooks in the Role of Phlogiston Man.
Think Progress: Texas GOP Rep On Cuts To Family Planning: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control’.
Decrepit Old Fool: “You get what you pay for” – third in a series of things we used to say.
MoveOn.org: The Elizabeth Warren Quote Every American Needs To See.
White Coat Underground: Death cult.
Salon: A real Wall Street takeover threat.
Duluth News Tribune: Sam Cook: Big, bad government sure helped during fire.
War is a Crime: Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest.
Dispatches From the Culture Wars: On the Internet, Everyone is a Criminal.
Society and Culture
The Telegraph: Animal rights group PETA to launch pornography website.
Gawker: The Wall Street Journal Wonders: Should We Let Blacks Marry Whites?
Dangerous Minds: Another heartbreaking gay teen suicide.
New York Times: Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World.
Charlotte Observer: Same-sex marriage ballot skips words.
Pam’s House Blend: Will the Catholic Church declare war on Obama over gay equality?
On Top Magazine: North Carolina’s James Forrester Tells Lesbian Mom To Move To New York.
Have a Heart of Fire, Have a Heart of Gold: On understanding.
Almost Diamonds: Pseudonymous Service.
And, finally, two of the sweetest compliments I’ve ever had:
Watershed Hydrogeology Blog: About the best compliment I could get (or, why blogging is worthwhile).
Clastic Detritus: What Rocks: The Week’s Best In the Geoblogosphere.