Links 9/28/13

Links for you. Science:

Eagle versus Deer (“Golden eagles are top- of- the- chain carnivorous dinosaurs. If they were bigger they would hunt us…”
Hospital disinfectants created drug-resistant Acinetobacter strains
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Defends Decision to Suspend Science Program
Potential Sources of Drag on PacBio’s Long Read Performance Trajectory
What the heck is going on in this picture?


Robert Reich, Inequality’s Intellectual Fraudster (good read; there are too many economists who don’t actually read so-called ‘free trade’ agreements; they rarely are. That naming, however, seems to gull many of them…)
How economics suffers from de-politicised mathematics (the last paragraph will be of special interest to biologists)
Do liberals really agree with the president on everything but financial reform?
The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
What We Could Do With a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure That Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime
How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers
I Got Your Compassionate Conservatism Right Here
American gun use is out of control. Shouldn’t the world intervene? The death toll from firearms in the US suggests that the country is gripped by civil war
Matt Yglesias just wants to believe… (this fucking guy)
Retail Therapy: Inside the Apple Store
The Logic Behind Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons
American Religious Right and Russian Orthodox Leaders are Colluding in Putin’s Persecution of Gay People
On Class and Skills and Education
How Efficient Is Your City? America’s 34 Largest Towns Get Ranked
Adjunct professors are the new working poor

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