Right. So. It's been a busy week: travel, work, sorting travel photos, recovering from travel, and then wonderful friends from long ago coming for a visit. That means Los Links is a bit thinner on the ground than usual, and once again no capsule descriptions. I know I've missed a ton of excellent stuff. But there's enough to keep you busy on a Monday, I think.
RealClimate: “Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedback”.
Darwin's Mailbag: Guillaume's Mailbag: Why do we make odd faces when we orgasm? Part 2.
New York Times: Useless Studies, Real Harm.
Eruptions: The non-eruption at Pisgah Crater: The dangers of untrained interpretation of real-time data and Spectacular eruptions at Italy's Etna.
The Landslide Blog: Another new video of the South Korea landslides landslides and Images of landslides from the Christchurch earthquakes part 1: boulder damage to a house.
Reading the Washington Landscape: The Bottom and Shores of Lake Missoula.
Media Matters: Fox News Confused, Baffled By The Moon.
Greg Laden's Blog: "We can know nothing about the origin of life".
The Loom: The ocean microbe within us.
Bad Astronomy: No, new data does not “blow a gaping hole in global warming alarmism”.
Nature News: How to design a safer chemical.
Tetrapod Zoology: Dear Telegraph: no, I did not say that about the Loch Ness monster.
Decrepit Old Fool: The weirdness of the familiar.
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: I is for Inselberg.
MacLeans: In the company of whales.
Uncovered Earth: A Trek Into the Crater.
Bug Girl's Blog: Operation Cat Drop.
GeoSelim: Aquifers Properties: Porosity (n).
History of Geology: Are we doomed? and Hydrochemistry on the Rocks.
The Lay Scientist: Facebook will destroy your children's brains.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Deader than dead: people in vegetative states are viewed as deader than corpses.
Scientific American: Chemistry Day at Scientific American Blog Network.
Poynter: 6 ways Twitter has made me a better writer.
Assignment: Impossible: From The Writer’s Desk: A Salon of the Mind.
The Passive Voice: How to Read a Book Contract – Agents and the Law and How to Hire an IP Lawyer.
Let's Get Digital: Agents And Publishing: A Roadmap For WritersRoadmap.
Decrepit Old Fool: Indiana Jones, James Bond and Thirteen walk into a bar… (Movie review, Cowboys and Aliens). This isn't in the wrong category - good advice for writers in here.
Atheism and Religion
Sam Harris: Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges.
Choice in Dying: The Wrong Conclusion.
Stupid Evil Bastard: Lawsuit over the World Trade Center cross causes outpouring of Christian love.
Why Evolution is True: More death threats from religious folks.
Ill-Advised: Lesson 21: Religion -- Never Write About It.
CNN: Militants hang 8-year-old boy in southern AfghanistanMilitants.
Pharyngula: Atheism is an essential part of skepticism.
BBC: The subtle messages that put women off science.
Box Turtle Bulletin: Why it’s never smart for a politician to whine about how badly he’s treated.
NMA.tv: Tea Party gives Boehner a budget headache. This is hilarious.
New York Times: The Centrist Cop-Out.
Spiegel: Once Upon a Time in the West.
Society and Culture
Electronic Frontier Foundation: A Case for Pseudonyms.
Almost Diamonds: Talking About Leadership and Whose Health Is Important?
The Digital Cuttlefish: On Pseudonymity.
Lifehacker: Google+ Not Sure How To Handle Traditional Aboriginal Names.
Decrepit Old Fool: Complaining about free services.
Kitsap Sun: Suquamish Tribe approves same-sex marriage.
Good Food: Eating While Black: How I Navigate Watermelon, Fried Chicken, and Frozen Yogurt.