Links 6/7/13

Links for you. Science:

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked
Oswald T Avery, the unsung hero of genetic science
These adorable dogs protect endangered penguins, make your heart grow three sizes
Flu spreads via airborne droplets: Hand washing goes only so far in retarding transmission
Here, Cicadas Get a Warm Welcome (I’m glad to see Charles Remmington get posthumous acknowledgement)

Other:

The Decline and Fall of Post War Liberalism and the Rise of the Right
Senate sexual assault hearing “forgets” to invite victims of sexual assault
Today, “Democratic” Senate Leader Di Feinstein Voted Down Food Stamps
Christie out of touch with women
Labor Should Demand Political Value for Money
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
The 1970s Ice Age Myth and Time Magazine Covers – by David Kirtley
An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine
Should We Trust Economists?
New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess (I CAN HAZ KLASS WORFARE NAO?)
Device From Israeli Start-Up Gives the Visually Impaired a Way to Read
Fox News Fact Check: Is it bad for lower-income kids if Mom has a job outside the home?
Why capital gains should be taxed as income
Immiserating the Poor for the Benefit of the Rich
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer

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One Response to Links 6/7/13

  1. Lindsay says:

    RFK, Jr., annoys the shit out of me.

    He’s done some good work, cleaning up the Hudson River, going after polluters, and, most recently, opposing Keystone XL.

    If he stuck to protecting waterways, he’d be one of my heroes. But no, he had to go and jump on the anti-vaccine bandwagon. I’m not sure which I hate more, his role in bringing back whooping cough (and other vaccine-preventable diseases) or his speaking of autistic people as if we are the living dead. (He’s far from the only offender on that score, but he’s a big name and he *does* use that rhetoric.)

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