No, a kid did NOT find an ancient Mayan city by comparing ruin locations to the stars.
Weapons of Math Instruction?
Ursula K. Le Guin writes about her cat.
Huh. Wizards of the Coast has some tournament judges suing them, claiming they were effectively employees and should have been compensated as such.
The Chronicles of Cisco continues for fans of The Flash tv show: Part One (in which Cisco tries to improve the Flash suit and falls asleep), Part Two (in which Cisco tries to find an intruder at 3:45 a.m.), Part Three (in which Cisco makes a mistake), and Part Four (in which we learn... well, watch and see).
Boing Boing has a list of disappearances that still make people scratch their heads. Some fascinating stories there.
More fascinating stories came out of Remote Year, a social experiment that didn't turn out perfect, but certainly makes for good reading.
Here's a brutal Fortean topic: The terror of albinism in parts of Africa. In short, if you are albino, you do not exist and are constantly at risk of death.
This piece from Popehat has to be read to be believed. This guy seriously wanted an amendment declaring only people descended from white Europeans to be allowed to be citizens? Now the guy is a Trump delegate... what a surprise.
- Boing Boing on Chuck Tingle's epic troll of the rabid puppies.
- GRRM on other awards.
- Bujold on her Locus nomination.
- A review of one of the works I don't plan to bother reading, because it's from the rabid puppies' master's publishing house (It sounds about as worthless as I suspected it would, building strawmen based on scant facts). The reviewer then responds to the morons who support the original piece.
- And lastly, a painful piece on the current status of the comic book industry, which also mentions the Hugo mess.
And now, a four-minute video that will make you cry. Maybe.