Links for you. Science:
Tehran Rats: Iran Reportedly Battles Giant ‘Mutant’ Rodents With Snipers
Cyberinfrastructure for Marine ‘Omics (2013 version)
One Time Science Tried to Kill Me
NIH study sheds light on role of climate in influenza transmission
Friday Weird Science: Losing your frog transmission? Check the toilet.
The War On Entitlements (excellent)
I propose a new rule: economists are no longer allowed to speak about normative social problems, such as rising inequality or climate change. (related but somewhat different thoughts here and here)
The age of infinite equity?
Hilariously Clueless Shit Andrew Sullivan Says, Ctd.
Krugman Tells AlterNet: Progressives Worry Too Much About Being ‘Respectable’
UMass schools considered among most prestigious in the world
Public Support for Education in Real Terms
Why should married women change their names? Let men change theirs
Sorry, But the Joke In The Onion Piece About Boston Is Actually on New York
No, the United States Will Never, Ever Turn Into Greece
A Fake Makes it to the Smithsonian’s Photo Contest Finalists
Future Deficit Forces T into Tough Choices
Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe Ruined Him, and Now He Gets $100,000