Links 5/15/13

Links for you. Science:

China is plundering the planet’s seas—and it’s doing it 12.5 times more than it’s telling anybody
Have you ever seen a Potoo? Well, get ready! (evolution, you’re drunk)
Why Is Science Behind a Paywall?
A Small Rant About the Meaning of Significant vs. “Significant” (power of test matters)
Fact Sheet: Survey of Bee Losses During Winter of 2012/2013

Other:

Is a Universal Basic Income Really Utopian?
What We Talk About When We Talk About “IQ:” Algebra and School Quality (must-read)
What’s a Library?: Written by a man rich enough to live on W. 53rd St. who’s never been to the library and Googles everything
The Present and Future of Higher Education
Harvard takes a beating
RPG Rules Sell Better Than Adventure Modules
Bulldozers destroy Mayan pyramid in Belize (people suck everywhere)
Gun Nut Intimidation of Academics
The Real I.R.S. Scandal
Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at Disney World
Students Try to Break Taboo Around Social Class on Campus

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2 Responses to Links 5/15/13

  1. hannahs dad says:

    The second Potoo looks like a Tawny Frogmouth to me.
    I have a pair resident in my back yard.
    Cool critters and they’ve always been favourites of mine.

  2. Not only does a potoo look funny, you should hear them, too:

    http://ibc.lynxeds.com/species/great-potoo-nyctibius-grandis?only=sounds#sounds

    On clear nights with a full moon, the male’s call, apparently alluring to lady potoos, sounds a lot like an extraordinarily longest spell of someone vomiting up one too many margaritas.

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