Links 4/1/14

Links for you. Science:

Mayim Bialik is a problematic ambassador for science
When disaster strikes, can you keep your samples cold? The secret to the instant -20 freezer.
Scenes from the Postdocalypse (not new information to many readers, but good to see this get outside the sci-journosphere)
Ten facts about Red-throated Caracaras (“[They] spend a lot of time screaming at other caracaras, or humans, who invade their territories.”)
After Fires at Golf Courses, Study Suggests Unusual Culprits: Titanium Clubs

Other:

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fool’s Day
People, Not Data
The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s Death Spiral
Seven Decades of Nazi Collaboration: America’s Dirty Little Ukraine Secret
How Krugman’s Addiction to the ISLM Model Has Led to Repeated Bad Forecasts (blogwar!)
On Spike Lee & Hyper-Gentrification, the Monster That Ate New York
Payday loans aren’t the problem. The problem is poverty.
The secret to saving a wet phone or tablet
When routine turned to crisis: Searing heat, water loss, blast doomed firefighters’ mission
Michael Kennedy a quiet community presence
What It’s Like to Work as a Professional Frozen Food Taster
Do We Shy Away From Pivotal Calls? A new study shows that at least one type of decision-maker — the Major League Baseball umpire — is biased when the stakes are high.
Look at Five Lonely Houses on Chicago’s South and West Sides (amazing pictures)
STEPHEN COLBERT’S CHARACTER SAID A BAD THING, AND NOW I HATE EVERYBODY
Is the social justice left really abandoning free speech?

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2 Responses to Links 4/1/14

  1. colnago80 says:

    The study on umpires left out the influence of the hitter on the calls. It was well known that Ted Williams, who was reputed to have a good eye relative to balls and strikes, got the benefit of any doubt when he took a close pitch.

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