Links 7/29/13

Links for you. Science:

Man-Made Earthquakes (it’s remarkable how this usually goes unmentioned in discussions about fracking)
Deadly Pig Virus Slips through U.S. Borders: Researchers worldwide are racing to track the spread of a coronavirus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs; it poses no threat to humans
Baseball and Gender Bias: “Number of Women in Physics Departments: A Simulation Analysis “ (science disciplines don’t necessarily have gender bias for the same reasons; physics could very well be an early pipeline problem)
On Internalizing the Ethical Standards of Scientific Research
uBiome is determined to be a cautionary tale for citizen science

Other:

Push to Raise the Minimum Wage Could Land on the 2014 Ballot: A new group is rallying for support to increase the amount certain workers are paid in Massachusetts.
Rand Paul’s Detroit Shock Doctrine
VICTIMS OF THE MODERN AGE (excellent)
Not Just Goldman Sachs: Koch Industries Hoards Commodities as a Trading Strategy
S.H.A.M.E.: Radley Balko (yes, he’s good on police brutality, but he’s awful on everything else. And what’s with conservatives and defending the cigarette industry?)
No More Second Chances for Larry Summers
Three Things Obama Can Do Today to Boost the Economy
Teamsters letter warns Obamacare “will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members”
Is This the Big Moment for Better Work/Family Balance Policies?
The Energy Industry’s Crocodile Tears
PRISM revelations result in lost business for US cloud companies
Finally, Real Numbers on Voter ID
What sabotage governing looks like
The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign
Lynn Parramore: The Depressing Tale of How Greedy Financial Titans Crushed Innovation and Destroyed Our Economy

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