Friday Links (Super-habitable Edition)!

It’s yet another Friday, here’s a yet another collection of news and other things that struck me as worthy of being shared:

We’re All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why? (Thanks to Seashellseller for the link!)

Let Love Define Family: Becoming Dads Again.

And Journalists Wonder Why Anarchists Don’t Trust Us to Be Fair.

New York Gives Sean Hannity the Finger With Daily Show Musical Number.

How We Know Gravity is Not (Just) a Force.

Early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes.

Alpha Centauri B may have “superhabitable” worlds.

Yet Another Study Validates Same-Sex Parenting.

Rise of the Cetacea: Part II – The Ambulocetids.


How the Colors Got Their Names.

NOM determined to divide GOP, define it by discrimination.

It’s Raining Men becomes anti-Ukip protest song. Three decades after its original release, the single re-enters the charts thanks to a social media campaign launched in response to David Silvester’s remarks that the bad weather is a punishment for its gay marriage laws

Here’s The 2014 GLAAD Award Nominees, From ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ to Lady Gaga to ‘Orange Is The New Black’.

Stop Beating a Dead Fox. I disagree with Rich’s conclusion for reasons I may go into elsewhere, but: “With a median viewer age now at 68 according to Nielsen data through mid-January… Fox is in essence a retirement community.” and “Hard as it may be to fathom, Fox Nation is even more monochromatically white than the GOP is, let alone the American nation. Two percent of Mitt Romney’s voters were black. According to new Nielsen data, only 1.1 percent of Fox News’s prime-time viewership is (as opposed to 25 percent for MSNBC, 14 percent for CNN, and an average of roughly 12 percent for the three broadcast networks’ evening news programs).”

The Problem with “Don’t Feed the Trolls”: Steph Guthrie at TEDxTor (Thanks to Sheryl for the link!):

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Google Street View does seem to go just about everywhere…. (Click on the double arrows!)

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A nice cover of “Say Something – A Great Big World” (Thanks to Zacky for the link!)

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Ms Ana Matronic and Bright Light, Bright Light created a cool cover of “West End Girls” for a charity gig:

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