Slightly less links than usual, I'm afraid. But some great stuff in here. Do enjoy!
Deshler Photography: Hurricane Irene - Record Flooding in Vermont.
Speakeasy Science: Et tu, Science Magazine?
Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Imagination.
Almost Diamonds: Humor Study Is Funny Peculiar.
Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird Science: Are men really funnier than women? Who's asking?
Looking for Detachment: Report on an Afterwork Field Trip.
Mountain Beltway: Friday fold: duplex structure in the gastropod limestone and A dismaying course, part I: climate change.
The Open Source Paleontologist: How do you read the literature? Thoughts on academic maturation.
The Thoughtful Animal: Animal Imagination: The Dog That Pretended to Feed a Frog (and Other Tales).
White Coat Underground: You’re all gonna die!
Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: Sliced, diced and weathered.
Life as a Geologist: Kinky Columns.
AnimalWise: The “Yellow Snow” Test.
Georneys: Geology Word of the Week: N is for Nummulite.
The Last Word on Nothing: Guest Post: Microscope, DIY, 3 Minutes.
Not Exactly Rocket Science: Bacteria use electric wires to shock uranium out of groundwater and Hummingbirds dive to sing with their tails.
Uncovered Earth: Geoblogging the Northwest.
Macworld: FTC: No, your smartphone can't heal acne.
Scientific American: How Accurate Are Memories of 9/11?
Quest: Local Geological State Parks to Close.
Ars Technica: Why my fellow physicists think they know everything (and why they're wrong).
New York Times: Where Early Dinosaurs Lived, Deal Expands a National Park.
Scientific American: What We Know about Black Holes.
Culturing Science: On vaccines: scientists can’t stop doing science because of crazy people.
History of Geology: September 2, 1806: The landslide of Goldau.
Mad Genius Club: He Beats Me But He’s My Publisher.
Galley Cat: How Publishers & Authors Can Use SoundCloud.
Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Pitch versus query.
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Not Caring.
Dear Author: Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About.
The Creative Penn: How To Write Fight Scenes With Alan Baxter.
Atheism and Religion
Choice in Dying: The Bishop of Swindon is an Ass.
Greta Christina's Blog: Diplomacy and Accomodationism Are Not The Same Thing.
The Meming of Life: The power of two.
Almost Diamonds: We Are Indeed on a Slippery Slope.
New Statesman: What would Jesus ban?
Butterflies and Wheels: How to patronize the wimminz.
JAYFK: Oh No They Didn’t: JC Penney still missing the mark.
Feministing: Finally a beer just for women!
RH Reality Check: Court Victory in South Dakota's Misinformed Consent Law.
Almost Diamonds: Women Can Teach; You Just Can’t Be Obliged to Listen.
Skepticlawyer: Miss Manners and playing the victim.
Tiger Beatdown: CHRONICLES OF MANSPLAINING: Professor Feminism and the Deleted Comments of Doom and “Elitism:” Now, It Basically Just Means “Not Having Sex With Everybody”.
Whatever: Shut Up and Listen.
Love Joy Feminism: Men and Women in Christian Patriarchy: Masters and Slaves or Equals?
Grist: Conservative pundits grapple with ‘anti-science’ charge, flail.
Talking Points Memo: Columnist: Registering Poor To Vote 'Like Handing Out Burglary Tools To Criminals'.
Forever in Hell: Skin in the Game.
Mike the Mad Biologist: Is 12,000 Lives Worth a Re-Election? Because People Have to Breathe This Crap.
Political Carnival: Tea bagger to TPC reader: You’re “less than human because your husband is half Hispanic & half Irish.”
The Telegraph: Jon Huntsman, the lone voice of scientific sanity in the US Republican Presidential race.
Grist: Rick Perry: Just because global warming is a ‘fact’ doesn’t mean it’s real and Even Tea Partiers don’t think environmental protection kills jobs.
Decrepit Old Fool: The Galileo Gambit; rule number one is…
Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal: Science, The Tea Party and The Dunning-Kruger Effect.
Pam's House Blend: Per Save California, Gay Activists Are “Kidnapping The Brains Of Our Kids”.
Guardian News Blog: Is Rick Perry a 21st-century Galileo?
Bad Astronomy: Republican candidates, global warming, evolution, and reality.
Mother Jones: Audio: Chris Christie Lets Loose at Secret Koch Brothers Confab.
Society and Culture
Time: Beware of the Gonzo Nature-TV Presenter.
Pull My Finger: Dumbest. Blog. Ever.
New York Times: On Flood Plain, Pondering Wisdom of Rebuilding Anew.
The Hermitage: In which Hermitage is a pissy black person.
Lifehacker: How I Got My Stolen Laptop Back Within 24 Hours Using Prey.
Stupid Evil Bastard: Beware cold calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft about problems with your computer.
Inside Higher Ed: A Dissenter Is Fired.
Lousy Canuck: Al, why haven’t I leaped yet!?
Bob Blakley: Google+ Can Be A Social Network Or The Name Police – Not Both.
All Things D: Superman vs. Google+ (Comic).