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Took a couple of days off, relaxing. After the magnificent Heritage Turkey meal on Thursday at the Zuiker’s house, we had lunch at Neil’s Deli in Carrboro yesterday and at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro today. Yesterday we saw “Inside Job” about the way sociopaths in the financial industry systematically screwed up the national and world economies over the past 30 years. Today we saw “Fair Game” about the way sociopaths in the government act when exposed to be liars – the Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame outing episode. Don’t believe me they are sociopaths? Watch both movies – they are excellent.

X-Ray Nation | TSA Glass Box Mother Over Stored Breast Milk and Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Travel with Breast Milk: The TSA Targets Mothers

Review of the TSA X-ray backscatter body scanner safety report: hide your kids, hide your wife

The Grown Ups Have Arrived on the TSA Story and They Want Us All to Grow Up. and Rebuttal To “Just Grow Up” Response To TSA Security

Pro Cheerleaders Become Science Cheerleaders and Weekend Diversion: Science Rock Stars and Rock stars of science and We are not Geoffrey Beene’s Kids! and GQ & Rockstars of Science – the demographics and Gender Bias, Sexism, and the Science Cheerleaders and But What If The Science Cheerleaders Save Just One Girl? and Cool scientists and Cool scientists, #2 and For Science

Why are men’s magazines being left on the shelf?

A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web – For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing

18th Annual WCSFP: World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Citizen science

How to Promote Your Science Blog: ResearchBlogging.org

Hominin Speak – when kids ask smart questions.

The misdirected quest – Peter Lamont on how early psychologists turned to the grand wizards in an effort to transform illusions into a reality.

Warming up for #scio11 – read Q&As with some past participants (not late to send me yours, if I asked you before)

Warming up for #scio11 – watch last year’s videos.

Only three days left til the deadline for the @NESCent #scio11 TravelAward contest

Only three days to go – Open Laboratory final stretch for submissions!

Special Relativity Simply Explained

The unbearable lameness of web 2.0

Dispatches from the Future

Energy and Immigration in The Boston Globe and Energy and immigration: Global warming and declining oil production will drive more Mexicans to the United States.

EPA: A Special Invitation to Science Bloggers

What do you think your disagreement with @jayrosen_nyu about the legitimacy and meaning of the anti-TSA protests says about politics? and What do you think your general disagreement with @jeffjarvis about the legitimacy and meaning of the anti-TSA protests says about politics?

When We First Undertook A Search for Life on Earth

How humans are reshaping our biosphere

Finding secrets of small worlds

Are you feeling sleepy? Don’t blame turkey

From Natyural to Nacheruhl: Utterance Selection and Language Change

Cargo cults of the brain

The Fetish in relation to Skepticism

Leaping Squid

The Web Turns 20: Web Science Reveals Human Interactions, Part 4 of 4

The ultimate unbundling – scientific publishers should be the first.

Prehistoric Clues Provide Insight into Climateʼs Future Impact on Oceans

Youngina, Undergrad Research, and Nick Gardner

The inevitable social brain

New rule for science journalism

Friday Weird Science: Your Balls Can’t Take the Heat from your Laptop

Evolving English at the British Library

Correlation Does Not Equal KochNation

The Australian’s War on Science 51: The Chris Mitchell effect

Revisiting The Myth of Yams and Pumpkin Pie

This Thanksgiving, Make a Wish on a Dinosaur

Thanksgiving Meat May Promote Caveman Behaviors

Oil-eating bacteria

Who writes health news?

European Import Has Cars Spinning. Heads, Too. and City of Raleigh Distributes Hillsborough Street Roundabouts Tip Brochure and Hillsborough Street Roundabout and The Science Of Driving And Traffic – the importance of breaking the rules

15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics

Say happy Thanksgiving with pictures

“Process” isn’t jargon

Gobble, Gobble! A Thanksgiving Science Roundup

How land mammals evolved to be so massive