1. I’ve always been someone who skips ahead in books and likes to know the plots of movies I’m going to see, so I thought this study was interesting:
Two researchers in the psychology department of the University of California at San Diego recently decided to test whether we really hate spoilers, or just like to say we do. What they found surprised them: The majority of people apparently like having a story spoiled for them. In fact, we may enjoy spoiled stories even more than the unspoiled versions.
2. The Mars Curiosity rover is scheduled to make its crazy complicated descent Sunday night at 11:30 MST. Here’s a good roundup of coverage of the landing. Come on, Curiosity!