Links 2/5/12

Merry Super Bowl! Links for you. Science:

The scientists behind Mitochondrial Eve tell us about the “lucky mother” who changed human evolution forever
What is a “private-sector research work”?
Tennessee senator not concerned about dead babies, women, or men. If they were HIV+, they werent ‘regular’ anyway.
Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic
The Famous Grouse — Do Prominent Scientists Have Biased Perceptions of Peer Review?


A life spent doing anything but standing still and looking stupid (must-read)
Why the right hates Planned Parenthood: The pressure on the Susan G. Komen Foundation is just part of a war to separate abortion rights and women’s health
Even the Guy Who Dosn’t Care About Poor People Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage: Where Does President Obama Stand?
Why Doesn’t PolitiFact Cover Falsehoods About Evolution?
Support our Troops Unless…
Medical debt puts more at risk
Need help deciding where to get your next tat?
Each One Gets A Free Cadillac
Fine-tuning the keywords on your résumé
What if Google Had a Blackout?
McDonald’s confirms that it’s no longer using ‘pink slime’ chemical in hamburgers (this post of mine about pink slime is one of my most read posts; I do not understand the internets)
John Kay: The Limits of Consistency and Rigor, and Why Economics Needs Eclecticism

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