Links 12/30/12

Links for you. Science:

How The Odd Couple’s Jack Klugman Helped Create The Biotech Industry
An Alternative “Truth” About Flu Shots
The Fossils Say “What?” (A certified Joe Eaton Rant)
A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress
Livestock MRSA Found For First Time In UK Milk
Dental Damage Complicates the Fate of America’s Greatest Fossil Cats


Georgia’s Hunger Games: Fewer than 4,000 adults in the southern state receive welfare, even as poverty is soaring. How Georgia declared war on its poorest citizens—leaving them to fight for themselves.
Digging out auto
What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?
NRA misleads on assault weapons–Don’t believe the NRA spin: The ’94 assault weapons ban was full of loopholes, but studies prove it was effective (‘strongly support’ would be better than ‘prove’, but still valid)
Philanthropy: You’re doing it wrong
Tagg Romney Explains It All
Lawmakers Call for Stricter Gun Control Even As They Subsidize Gun Industry
No One Opposes Reading Non-Fiction
Libraries See Opening as Bookstores Close
Why econometrics still hasn’t delivered (interesting points about the utility of regression)
There’s Another No Work Option: Laid Off
OMB blocking EPA report on chem dangers to kids
Facebook founder’s anti-privacy sister changes tune after personal photo goes viral
There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior
Let’s Cut the Crap About Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’

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