Links 1/1/14

Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

New Study Exposes Acupuncture As Pseudoscience (no shit)
Is biking in cities good for you?
Frugal to the point of vacuity
Genetic clue to fighting new strains of flu
Statistical significance in Big Data

Other:

New Study Refines View of Sarin Attack in Syria (yep)
Dave Barry’s Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies
Put the NSA on trial: With potential perjury by top officials, and new questions about spying, let’s stop assuming everything is legal
Walsh shoots down rifle plan: Won’t arm cops with military-style weapons (good)
It’s the Suburbs, Not the Kids
Duck Dynasty and the Fake Outrage Machine
‘Military-Style’ Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.
Thank a Postal Worker
Ted Mitchell, Education Dept. Nominee, Has Strong Ties to Pearson, Privatization Movement
Teachers union revealed as funder behind pro-Walsh PAC
Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post
18 Resolutions To Help You Have A Better 2014

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2 Responses to Links 1/1/14

  1. Horace Boothroyd III says:

    Just in case you were not aware, PZ Myers is one of those New Atheist tough guys who thinks the Pope should be in jail and that it’s OK to beat up on random moslems because their religion is degenerate. It’s one of those periodic wacko-left/zany-right mashups that we see from time to time.

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