Reading While Eating for January 13: Watch Your Back

Friday's links talk bad luck, fraudulent science and talking behind your back. Be careful out there.

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An anti-government protester films with her iPad during an al-Wefaq rally in Sanabis, Bahrain, January 12, 2012. Thousands of anti-government protesters participated in the rally shouting anti-government slogans demanding the downfall of the ruling family.

Vampire Verse? Two words — zombie poetry. It’s apparently a genre now. (New York Times)

Did You Hear: Gossip has a long and storied history. But the Internet is making it faster and more scathing. (The Week)

Unlucky Day: Today is Friday the 13th. Prepare yourself for bad luck with this photographic guide. (LIFE)

Bad Science: Dipak Das, who first reported that red wine was good for your heart, is being investigated for fraud. He’s far from the first scientist with questionable methods. (Healthland)

Global Goals: India and China are teaming up to create the world’s largest telescope…in Hawaii. (Divanee)

Style Missteps: This week’s People’s Choice Awards featured fan-friendly prizes, but the fashion was less than popular. (Go Fug Yourself)

Viral Video: A Dr. Seuss classic gets a modern update at the desert festival Burning Man. (Huffington Post)

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