Links: The “human hobbit” at 10, Hurricane Sandy at 2, and Mouse Inception

Heated debate over the ‘sick-hobbit hypothesis.’
[http://www.nature.com/news/the-discovery-of-homo-floresiensis-tales-of-the-hobbit-1.16197]

Hobbit Tales: The discovery of the human “hobbit” skeleton Homo floresiensis took the scientific community by surprise 10 years ago this week. Check out Nature’s celebration of the anniversary, including this illustrated history of the discovery.

Protecting New York against the next Sandy.

***Begin Ebola quarantine***

In case you missed it, one judge in Dallas vs. Ebola.

Wikipedia is fast becoming one of the most authoritative sources of medical information on the internet (especially when it comes to Ebola).

***End Ebola quarantine***

A Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for “mouse Inception“: two neuroscientists have planted a memory in a mouse. No word on the progress of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse.

“A work of genius that’s almost always wrong as an instrument for writing prose” — is it time we rethink our reliance on Microsoft Word?

Louis Menand takes us through the byzantine world of copyright laws today.

Finally, The Onion on the future of the Large Hadron Collider.

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