This quarter saw the usual discussions of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and sociology. There are an increasing amount of academic studies of this technology (finally!), which are producing important findings. Not that the enthusiasts are paying attention.
There is also a constant stream of discoveries and studies of dinosaurs and ancient birds, which I enjoy reading.
And, as usual, I regularly review books I have recently read.
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
Good Guys by Steven Brust
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
The Cackle of Cthulhu edited by Alex Shvartsman
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw
The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey
The Man From The Diogenes Club by Kim Newman
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
Dark State by Charles Stross
The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry
Quillifer by Walter Jon Williams
Celestial Mechanics by William Least Heat-Moon
The ongoing list of great names for a band continues, inspired by Dave Barry. Here are a bunch, mostly taken from real scientific or technical papers.
The Adversarial Patches
Psychedelic toasters (this one has probably has already been used)
Judicious Design of Nanofins
(or perhaps, Righteous Design of Nanofins or just Nanofins)
Rapid genome downsizing
Diffusivity of Water in Air
Pulsar Positioning System
Galactic Positioning System
A Spritz of Octopamine
The Possible Ecologies of Mars