Links 1/10/12

Links for you. Science:

The Mathematics of Lego
Why Aren’t Computer Programming Languages Designed Better?
More News: FDA Curbs One Class of Farm Drugs
The Plague of Thebes, a Historical Epidemic in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex
A field guide to Mannion’s second least favorite bird


Manufacturing Is Surprising Bright Spot in U.S. Economy (can we please stop saying the U.S. doesn’t manufacture anything anymore? Please?)
Don’t Anyone Say Newt Gingrich is a “Victim” of Citizens United
Americans and Innumeracy
Why The Charles Street Market Matters (so much of what makes cities work is very, very fine-grained)
Is this Product Placement in the Wall Street Journal?
Academia’s Crooked Money Trail (definitely want to get this book)
Threat of job loss as motivation for Research Works Act: real or fear-mongering?
NFL Players Association blasts Indiana lawmakers for ‘right-to-work’ plans
Conservatism: Always at war with some part of America
The GOP’s Multi-Decade Capital Gains Tax Cut Scheme
Paul Krugman and the polemical style of blogging
Henneberger and the Pro-Choice Cassandra Syndrome: WashPo Columnist Continues Tradition of Ignoring Reality

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