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Links 8/4/15

Links for you. Science: Fetal tissue research has been with us a long time—and it’s saved lives New York Needs Coyotes: Coyotes may be wily, even virtually invisible, but they’re changing our cities. The h index: playing the numbers game … Continue reading

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Oliver on DC Statehood

When you’re a citizen in the last mainland colony, all you can do is laugh:

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A Failure of Democracy and the Cincinnati PD Reaction to the Dubose Murder

At first, what surprised me about the murder of Samuel Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer is how quickly the Cincinnati police has moved to arrest and publicly condemn U of C Officer Ray Tensing. I’m sure part … Continue reading

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Links 8/3/15

Links for you. Science: Drought, flooding, disease – climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it? Absurd Creature of the Week: The Two-Foot-Wide Sea Star That’s … Continue reading

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The American Swastika In More Ways Than One

This weekend, a bunch of white people decided to rally at Stone Mountain, Georgia, to defend their heritage, which, according to them, includes the Confederate flag as well as a carving that celebrates Civil War soldiers–which was completed as a … Continue reading

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Links 8/2/15

Links for you. Science: There are nearly 50 elephants in this photograph. At recent rates of slaughter, this is how many die every 11 hours. This Beautiful But Destructive Fish Is Resorting to Cannibalism Possibly the worst press release on … Continue reading

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Cloudflower

Observed on T Street, between 13th and 14th, Shaw, D.C.:

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