1. The Writer’s Almanac tells me that “It was on this day in 1951 that J.D. Salinger’s first and only novel, The Catcher in the Rye,” was published.” His only novel that we know of, that is.

2. I don’t really understand this but I love it when science seems like magic (i.e. the Large Hadron Collider, space): Quantum Entanglement Holds DNA Together, Say Physicists

3. My friend Jason linked to this “writing style analysis” page this week–you copy in some of your writing and it tells you who you write like. Except I tested the system four times and got David Foster Wallace, Chuck Palahniuk, Margaret Atwood, and Dan Brown. So I’m saying that it’s not really accurate. (Because I don’t write like Dan Brown! Right? RIGHT?)