Links 11/9/12

Links for you. Science:

After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing
Chelation trial results come under fire
The Puffin Charmer: By thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States.
Make science your obedient servant (vintage ad, 1946)
New carnivorous harp sponge discovered in deep sea

Other:

Did they really think only old white men would hear the dogwhistles? (must-read)
Boehner, McConnell refuse to take President’s election-night call: The first lesson of the 2nd term (nothing has changed)
Obama and the New Spirit of Capitalism (must-read)
Reid Says “We’re Not Going to Mess With Social Security”
White People Mourning Romney
What Occupy Did to 2012, What It Will Do to 2013
What’s FiveThirtyEight Good For?: The Inevitable Nate Silver Backlash
Why Americans Actually Voted For A Democratic House (must-read)
Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans
Tiger Jumping on the Sofa
Asian-Americans destroy the “maker/taker” narrative
Will Obama not only take us over the fiscal cliff but also keep us there?
I Write Letters (To the Person Who Filmed the Now-Infamous Mitt Romney 47% Video)
The Scariest Jobs Chart, Private-Sector Edition

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