Google Unveils goo.gl URL Shortening Service
When Tinyurl was popular there was at least the option to enable a cookie to be sent to tinyurl to get a preview of the link before going on to the real link. These days I just avoid all of these links.
What Belongs In a High School Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lit Class?
Should also include in that list:
Alternate History (Turtledove)
Near Future/Speculative Fiction (Rainbows End, Little Brother, etc)
Google Challenging Proposition 8
I don't think that is true, the vast majority of the benefits that come with marriage (including those you listed) can be found by pursuing a Civil Union in California. There is really only the concern that the lack of the title "marriage" is socially demeaning which, as I understand it, was the main argument by the courts in their majority ruling that led to the creation of Prop 8.
Ben Stein's 'Expelled' - Evolution, Academia and Conformity
Remember if intelligent design is correct then it can be explained, demonstrated and then analysed further.
Actually I don't think this is the case. We don't want ID taught in the classroom because it is not science, it can not be. As far as I can imagine, God is not testable by science, so no hypothesis will ever be added to science which supports God's existence. Thus science will not lead us to support the existence of God, even if He does exist.
This is why the ID-proponent spends so much time poking at those areas where weakness is seen in evolution. If a scientific hypothesis can not be submitted supporting his belief, then the next best thing is to attack that which threatens the belief. Ironically these attacks only strengthen evolution as answers are sought out to explain those weaknesses.
(Disclaimer: I do believe in God and that He is our creator. I leave a place for evolution, but am not overly concerned by it.)