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Figure 1: Another gem from the good folks at Fake Science.

Here is this week's round-up of particularly awesome reading material:

Reflections on the Gulf Oil Spill. Want to know why BP (and, well, the entire gulf coast cleanup effort) is doing it wrong? Christie Wilcox has an awesome post. This is a must read. Also, my friends at Southern Fried Science have put together a list of blogs and tweeps to check out for oil spill coverage of the highest quality.

Also, via Southern Fried Science: why marine mammals aren't so cute and cuddly. How did I miss this in April when it was published?

Do you hate the font Comic Sans? Me too, but here's the poor font's chance to fight back.

Even virtual attractiveness changes how people treat you. Interesting read from Thoughts of a Neo-Academic.

Like octopuses? This is an interesting new blog: Cephalove. (h/t hectocotyli)

A psychology blog in hebrew? Cool. It's called "Al Hasapha," which means "on the couch."

Awesome article on epigenetics by Carl Zimmer. One of the few really clear and understandable articles I've yet read on the subject.

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, had an interesting (and hilarious) op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week.

What if Mickey Mouse took amphetamines? Find the answers at Mind Hacks.

Your brain sees your hands as short and fat. Ed Yong explains this phenomenon.

Last, did you catch my blogcast with scibling and fellow ResearchBlogging editor Travis of Obesity Panacea?

And did you catch my ResearchBlogging editor's selections this week?

Finally, a little housekeeping:

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