Why do muscles hurt after exercise? : Pharyngula →
Thank you, PZ Myers, for this excellent explanation. Reading it hasn’t made my forearms hurt any less after yesterday’s climbing excursion, though.
Best part of my day...
…was watching Watson, IBM’s natural language processing Jeopardy genius computer, hand it to the human race. I didn’t get to watch the previous episode, but I still had a great amount of fun with this one. Firstly, I thought the human players were really good-natured about the whole thing (especially Jennings’ “I for one welcome our new computer overlord”...
Brian Jacques passes away. →
These books defined my childhood. I still read them—my mom buys me them in hardcover every time a new one comes out. I have two signed editions, and meeting Mr. Jacques was a very happy moment in my adolescent life—I gave him a piece of chainmaille I’d made, and he told me my hat was a “hat to have adventures in”. It makes me so sad that this spring will mark the...
11 Ways to live like Doctor Who →
I love this in so many nerdy ways, but it’s also got a lot of good advice. Frankly, it’s awesome. Via @BadAstronomer Phil Plait.