Links 3/27/14

Links for you. Science:

About that Taxpayer Funded Creationism: Why Set Theory?? (creationists iz weird)
Climate Science Deniers Are Annoying Because (excellent)
Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won’t Go Away: Some people get back-to-back colds, infected by a new virus
Rare earths: Neither rare, nor earths
The Mystery of the Sea Unicorn

Other:

Crump and Harwood, The Net Closes Around Us (excellent)
Kathleen Voss Woolrich: A Loss Of Life, Caused By Partisan Politics – The Denial Of Obamacare (must-read)
Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework
FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: GOP Is Slight Favorite in Race for Senate Control
Google, Apple, and Other Tech Titans’ Wage-Suppression Conspiracy Estimated to Cover One Million Workers
The Overprotected Kid: A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
The Crime of 2010
National Review: Black children have ‘weak impulse control’ compared to white children
Who owns the future? Jaron Lanier on KCRW’s This…Is Interesting
Reeva Steenkamp’s Text To Oscar Pistorius Before Her Death Is Heart-Breaking
Why CCSS Can’t Be Decoupled
How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 1): Romanticizing Misery
Firefox Users Boycott Browser Over New Anti-Gay CEO
“Data” the buzzword vs. data the actual thing
Big banks’ ATM fees rip off $19 million from welfare recipients (wrote about this a few years ago)
Delahunt capitalizes on the private sector

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