On December 2, 1993, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Endeavor to repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope (Mission STS-61). The mission had five spacewalks, which is a record. (Eek!)
- No, @GOP, Unfortunately Rosa Parks Didn’t End Racism – Haha, racism’s over, y’all! Time to pack up and go home.
- Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) on Reverse Racism – A comedian’s view on the concept of reverse racism. From miserlyoldman.
- The Race for Immortality – “Ray Kurzweil thinks we can stay one step ahead of death.” I think he should probably just eat more nuts.
- Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Mail — And It’s Not So Nice – Can someone wake me when sexism is over too? From Jamie T.
- Best Books 2013: Slate Staff Picks – I haven’t read any of these books, unfortunately! Do you have any to add to the list?
- The Truth About Krampus – Admit it, you like him more than Santa.