MegaChairI would never pay $3,000,000 for a house (much less a condo), nor do I have much desire to live in Kansas. But if these two things were indeed the case, I would be all over this. And not because I’m worried about a nuclear attack.

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan looks at the sad fates of the world’s tallest unfinished buildings.

Ann Friedman explains what it’s like to be a 6’2″ woman. I have to confess to being a little bit glad that Lain doesn’t appear to have really picked up our height genes (yet).

Google is throwing in the towel on its renewable energy research.

Hmmm. Increasing professional responsibility increases symptoms of depression in woman, decreases them in men.

Good news! The extra saturated fat you’re eating doesn’t end up in your bloodstream!

Kevin Drum looks at why the Democrats are having trouble with white working class voters, and why PPACA is such a tough sell.

I have long considered one of the advantages to self-driving cars that we would not need to own them.

Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, approaching one billion works are free to use online.

The title says it all: “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” is an actual science paper accepted by a journal.

Ecigarette use may lead to infection.

Angie Schmitt says that if you love nature, you have an obligation not to live near it.

India has a lot of universities, so another one opening isn’t a big deal. Except that it’s re-opening the world’s oldest.

I disagree with a couple items on this list of comic book heroes who should never have their own franchise. Booster Gold could be kinda cool. While the Hawkman they cite wouldn’t work out so well, Katar Hol could be pretty awesome.

There are simultaneous happiness and suicide epidemics in Utah, and Perry Renshaw thinks he has figured out why.


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4 Responses to Linkluster Tim Raines ’86

  1. Peter says:

    If altitude is why people in Utah have so much depression, wouldn’t things be even worse in Colorado? Oh wait, everyone there is too wasted to be depressed.

  2. fillyjonk says:

    The “get me off your mailing list” paper was picked up by a so-called “predatory” journal, that is, the scientific-journal version of a vanity press. Another paper that the “predatory” journals picked up was one putatively authored by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel. (I am a biologist who has to publish articles on at least a minimal level to keep my gig, so I have all KINDS of issues with the whole academic-publishing model and what it’s become. Most journals aren’t predatory, but it’s still a giant, awful game that I find hard to play.)

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