Links 10/4/12

Links for you. Science:

The Internet Blowhard’s Favorite Phrase: Why do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation? (that phrase is stats trolling)
A Bloomberg Terminal For DNA Sequencing
Why aren’t my kids hyper after binging on sugar?
On Assignment: Bees in the Wall
Octopus Steals Food and Casually Wrestles Shark


A Call to Arms to the Wealthy to Protect the Right to Vote
Stop Pagination Now: Why websites should not make you click and click and click for the full story.
L.A.’s ‘Carmageddon’ Produced Dramatic, Instantaneous Air Quality Improvements
Nicholas Kristof: Half The Sky, All The Credit
Think We’re the Most Entrepreneurial Country In the World? Not So Fast (what’s missing in the analysis is the relative ability of new companies to enter markets due to the absence or presence of de facto monopolies)
Should UK children be ‘bussed’ to school in the name of diversity? The US strategy of taking poorer children to affluent schools is flawed, but don’t give up on the dream of integrated classrooms (actually, it’s not so bad, but still worth a read anyway)
Is “whom” history? From the mouths of babes
More Insanity from Todd Akin: Accuses Providers of “Giving Abortions to Women Who Are Not Actually Pregnant, Cheating on Taxes”
The Uneven Geography of U.S. Economic Growth (what I find interesting is that Boston’s growth wasn’t great from 2001 – 2007–Go Romney!–but has been pretty recession proof; maybe all that ARRA money, including science funding did some good)
New Todd Akin Videos Reveal His Dystopian Nightmare Vision of America
A Speed Limit for the Stock Market
High frequency trading: how it happened, what’s wrong with it, and what we should do
Andy Kroll: The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher Education

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