Links 11/28/11

Links for you. Science:

China to Cancel College Majors That Don’t Pay (biology is apparently on the hit list)
The Origins of Inequality
Immunise or lose benefits, parents told
Humanizing Bioinformatics

Other:

A Rant About Whoever Changes MY Computer Stuff
Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments
The degree is the job: a modest proposal for the PhD (at least in the sciences, this is how the Ph.D. does work)
Newt Gingrich Inc.: How the GOP hopeful went from political flameout to fortune
Can’t Pay Wont Pay
The fruits of liberation
Why Do Liberals Keep Sanitizing the Obama Story? Jonathan Chait is the latest to write about the president as if his civil liberties abuses and executive power excesses never happened (not all of us do this…)
How the Plummeting Price of Cocaine Fueled the Nationwide Drop in Violent Crime
Why Miley Cyrus is Cooler Than You Think: The Progressive South
When For-Profit Schools Get Public Money

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2 Responses to Links 11/28/11

  1. lazersonmeg
    Meghan says:

    It would be nice if the US would penalize not vaccinating. I have to screen playgroups for my toddler because so many families around here don’t vaccinate. Plus the huge public health risk.

  2. aimeemorrison – Waterloo, Canada – I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. I teach new media theory and practice, and the history and theory of media. My current research project is Deciphering Digital Life Writing, on online auto/biographical practice.
    Aimée Morrison (digiwonk) says:

    Thanks for the link to Hook and Eye, Mike — I’ve never been here before, but I like the cut of your jib.

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