- Tyrannosaurus rex may have been three species, scientists say (The Guardian) I’m sure that there will be academic papers going back and forth for a decade or so.
- U.S. Navy Recovers F-35C Lost in Landing Accident on USS Carl Vinson in January (The Aviationist) I’m sure that someone is very relieved.
- Cory Doctorow: Vertically Challenged (Locus) Anti-competitive behavior.
- Biologists Just Totally Proved Wrong a Long-Standing Rumor About Sharks (Science Alert) They sleep.
- Endurance shipwreck has finally been found in pristine condition (Ars Technica) Get your Shackleton geek on.
- Everyday Magic in the Middle Ages (Medievalists.net) A survey of things like medieval medical practice and how the supernatural was intimately entwined.
- The Superpower Of Admitting the Obvious (Ian Welsh) A few dozen items that have been obvious from day 1 that the very serious people ignore.
- Feedback from my Contacts in Russia (Natylie Baldwin) The majority of my contacts also expressed concern at the extreme xenophobia being encouraged against Russians in the West. (see next bullet)
- Space Conference Censors Name of First Human in Space Because He Was Russian (Futurism) To quote Caitlin Johnstone, “Putin is bad so Yuri Gagarin didn’t go to space and Tchaikovsky wasn’t a good composer and Dostoevsky was a lousy writer and Sputnik was designed by Lockheed Martin and Anton Chekhov was Welsh and Khabib Nurmagomedov was born in Minnesota.”
Nit picking, but gentle and loving nit picking about The Princess Bride: