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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Science, Social Science, Oddities, & Writing

Social Science
Why Americans are "weird" -- occasionally loaded/problematic/too-overarching terminology but nonetheless fascinating article (very long)

"report predicts that some of the poorest countries in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years."
3D Map of Universe

Phoenix's Future Problems:  Temp + Water

Mike Brotherton's Launchpad

Direct imaging of newly formed planets

Reviving the Wooly Mammoth

Cloning extinct frogs
The Odd
Disappearance of Sandy Island

Cabinet built to look like an internet glitch

Backing up the Internet (history & future)
My Amazon bestseller made me nothing

Neuroscience in fiction: Ted Chiang

Michael Swanwick on how he gets his ideas

Christopher Barzak talks about being on the set of the movie for his first book.

Eight writing manuals that Rahul Kanakia considers not an absolute waste of time

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