Links 6/6/13

Links for you. Science:

The allure of the superficial (must-read)
Pressure Grows to Create Drugs for ‘Superbugs’
Antibiotic Discovery: Focusing on supply while ignoring demand is doomed to fail
Honeybee Food May Contribute to U.S. Colony Collapse
Fact sheet: Impact of Sequestration on the National Institutes of Health

Other:

Obama’s Covert Trade Deal
How Boston powered the gay rights movement: In the 1970s, a small, staid city laid the intellectual groundwork for the change to come.
ObamaCare’s Relentless Creation of Second-Class Citizens
All American gun culture
Recombinant Friedman
The shooting of Ibragim Todashev: is the lawlessness of Obama’s drone policy coming home? (I actually think this isn’t quite right; as Corey Robin has pointed out, authoritarianism in the U.S. is often local/lower-level and not from on-high.)
The Dictatorship of Data: Robert McNamara epitomizes the hyper-rational executive led astray by numbers.
Navy SEAL Comes Out as Transgender
The Most Dangerous Job in the World: How did 900 bus drivers end up dead in Guatemala City?
Disabled Are New Target for Charges of Cheating: NYT, NPR lead campaign to cut SSI
Utilities for dummies: How they work and why that needs to change
The Summer Of Fakery Begins
Let’s Take Nice Things When They’re Offered
College Republicans Single Out Contraception as Problem for GOP, But What’s the Solution?

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One Response to Links 6/6/13

  1. Orchid says:

    re: Honeybee food may contribute to colony collapse:
    “Agrichemical and pesticide makers like Monsanto, Bayer AG and Syngenta are also launching projects to study and counter colony collapse.”

    Studying and countering anything except neonicotinoids being the culprit…

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