Links 4/5/12

Links for you. Science:

Why all our kids should be taught how to code (this isn’t the usual ‘critical thinking skills’ pablum)
FDA ‘Wrong’ Not To Ban BPA, Health Advocates Say (either Obama cynically doesn’t give a shit or he has no control over the agency)
US biosecurity board revises stance on mutant-flu studies
It all began with Noah (in case you forgot just how fucking stupid creationists are)


Esquire Magazine: Writer wanted to help convert class war into generational war. No skills required; pays top dollar. (simple rule of thumb: never listen to Pete Peterson)
Gangster Banks Keep Winning Public Business. Why?
“Ethicist” sees no ethical issue with excluding women (it’s not that hard to find competent women…)
A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney (funny as hell)
The pension swindle
Al Franken Warns Facebook, Google Users: ‘You Are Their Product’
Illinois Traffic Stop Of Star Trek Fans Raises Concerns About Drug Searches, Police Dogs, Bad Cops
Issue Brief Finds Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever
Scott Fullwiler: Krugman’s Flashing Neon Sign
How Do New Teacher Evaluation and Pay Models Affect Students?
A Whip to Beat Us With
Is The Atlantic a CIA front?
Parent Jiggernaut

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