Erm, better late than never? Links for you. Science:
Sentences You Will Probably Never Read in a Published Paper
The GOP candidates have no time for your "science," scientists
13-Year-Old Looks at Trees, Makes Solar Power Breakthrough
Global Warming is a Litmus Test For US Republicans
Does Rand Paul question the HIV AIDS link?
The real grand bargain, coming undone
Free sucks. I want my privacy back
Rick Perry Talks About Sex
Brian Moynihan and Empress Eudoxia
Teaching Sexuality Education
As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford
Why a Strong Dollar Is a Terrible Idea
The Twilight of Meaning
Re: 13 year old kid looks at trees & solar power
The Atlantic article has been updated with a debunking of the kid's idea. Too bad.
Solar-panel "trees" really are inferior (or: "In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project")
Some poor 13-year-old kid is all over the news as having made a "solar breakthrough". The news is to blame. All the usual suspects -- popular environment blogs, tech magazines -- blindly parrot the words of this very misinformed (not to blame him, he's an unguided 13 year old) kid.
And here is another link (crossposted from Pharyngula):
"New York Attorney General Kicked Off Government Group Leading Foreclosure Probe" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/new-york-attorney-general-eric…
.....aaand another principled Democrat gets thrown under the bus.