Today is the Super Bowl, and like the past two years I'll be live tweeting science facts related to the game. I'll have a post up when the first quarter ends that compiles them, and I'll update it at the end of every quarter (and halftime) with new tweets. They'll be using the tag #Sciperbowl2014, if you want to search for them.
That fun starts around 6:30 Eastern time, so in the meantime here is a silly picture my wife took of me the other day. Look closely. .. I was pretty comfortable in the chair, but clearly not everyone was.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.