It's been a rather bizarre week, and I was left with far too much reading undone. Got a few nice things for ye, at least, enough to keep you good and unproductive on a Monday. Enjoy!
Mind Hacks: Riot psychology and When explaining becomes a sin.
The Atlantic Wire: It's a Pattern: London Rioters Are Leaving Bookstores Untouched.
Glacial Till: Space science roundup and Aluminium, Alzheimer’s and Cranks.
County Fair: A Fox News Science Lesson.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Need to feed could have driven single cells to evolve into colonies.
Myrmecos: The Bee Dance Language Explained (At Last!).
Scientific American: It’s about Time: Animals remember past events in their lives.
The Thoughtful Animal: Guest Post! It’s About Time: Delving Into Animals’ Memories.
PhysOrg.com: Deep recycling in the Earth faster than thought.
MIT News: New drug could cure nearly any viral infection.
Neurotic Physiology: Another reason those Antidepressants might not be working: taken Aspirin lately?
White Coat Underground: Spider!
Outside the Interzone: Volcanic Ramblings.
Science-Based Medicine: The Scam Scam.
In the Pipeline: In Which We Learn Lots About Wine Swirling.
KGW.com: Undersea fiber optic lines to track OR quakes.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Pregnant plesiosaur with giant foetus hints at caring parents.
Scientific American: "Alternative Evolution" of Dinosaurs Foresaw Contemporary Paleo Finds [Slide Show].
Capital Weather Gang: Dramatic videos: Glacier calving in Alaska, ice shelf in Antarctica.
Compound Eye: Organic Honey Is A Sweet Illusion.
Scientific American: Genetically Engineered Crops—What, How and Why.
Degrees of Freedom: Fox Commentator Distorts Physics.
Rachelle Gardner: Questionable Practices by Literary Agents.
Nail Your Novel: Self-publish or small publishing house? How to decide.
Write to Publish: Discoverability...picking the right title.
Aetiology: It's not a freaking spider bite.
Atheism and Religion
Pandagon: Diversity, skepticism, and atheism.
California Catholic Daily: “I will not recant”.
Butterflies and Wheels: Crazy American bitches.
Cackleofradness: The elevator incident(s).
Feministing: What Argument Against The Renewed ERA Could Feminists Face?
Whiskey Fire: SpongeBob HitlerPants.
Mother Jones: What the New York Times Got Wrong About Gay Nazis.
Think Progress: Prayer Rally Dwarfed By Texans Who Flock To Nearby Convention Center, Desperate For Free School Supplies.
Tent of Abraham: The “Liberal Media” Would Never Have Let Andrew Cuomo Get Away With This.
Slacktivist: The greatest degeneration.
Guardian: Michele Bachmann's Iowa circus.
The New Yorker: Leap of Faith.
Annals of Emergency Medicine: A Bitter Pill: Poison Control Centers Face Deep Budget Cuts.
NYT: Rick Perry’s Unanswered Prayers.
Society and Culture
Fast Company: Kill The Myth: Incandescent Bulbs Are Not Banned.
Mother Jones: Sustainable Food Doesn't Have To Be Elitist: Pigs Edition.
Almost Diamonds: God's Design for Discrimination.
Past Imperfect: If There’s a Man Among Ye: The Tale of Pirate Queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
XKCD: Password Strength.
Hatewatch: Last ‘Pink Triangle’ Dies, Gay-Bashers Alive and Well.
Salon: How America turned poverty into a crime.
Social Media Collective: “If you don’t like it, don’t use it. It’s that simple.” ORLY?