KR BlogUncategorized

Short Takes

Sometimes you forget the obvious: “Writing by hand can make my thinking go faster,” says Amy Wink at Inside Higher Ed (via fade theory).

Ouch. Even Terrorist wasn’t that poorly recieved.

For those of you headed back to school this fall: reduce school stress. The most important part of that list? Getting enough sleep.

God’s dead, and there’s a new most important word in the English language: it’s four letters long and you can’t say it on television. No, I am not making this up.

The UK is maybe even more shameful than Miami.

“My very evil mother just served us nuclear pizza”–Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto–no longer works as a mnemonic for planet recall. Someone want to think of a new one? I am looking at you, Language Log. You promised. Update: Maud Newton saves the day by pointing this out. Thanks, Maud!

Growing up now delayed further.

Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students. Perhaps American Prometheus was on G. W. Bush’s reading list so he could figure out how to cripple scientists without making them martyrs. Update: exclusion “inadvertent.”