Links 1/22/12

Links for you. Science:

Whooping cough returns in Michigan
An Odontomachus bauri trap-jaw ant…
Climate change skepticism seeps into science classrooms: Some states have introduced education standards requiring teachers to defend the denial of man-made global warming. A national watchdog group says it will start monitoring classrooms.
The Scientists’ Dilemma (I think it’s pretty straightforward: there are too many ways a sociopath can get tripped up in science)
Some ways in which science journalists demonstrate they don’t understand science journalism
Manta Rays Endangered by Sudden Demand from Chinese Medicine (altie hooey not only kills people, but manta rays. Which, unlike some people, don’t suck)

Other:

The cruel consequences of moral hazard in health care
Key Reform Ally Dishes On ‘Weak-Kneed’ White House Health Care Push
Romney’s tax plan would cut his own taxes by nearly half, new analysis finds
The FOF Theory of the GOP Primary
There’s No Shortcut to Getting Great Teachers (I’ll have more to say about this, but what bothers me is the notion that teachers can’t improve their teaching; in addition, curriculum matters and is inflated with ‘teachers’)
What Does One Jobless Youth Cost Taxpayers? $14,000 a Year
Taking the text out of textbooks
The power of conservative victimhood: It took Newt about five minutes to dominate the final pre-South Carolina debate by playing the conservative victim
Obama Administration Approves Rule That Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage
Burden Of Proof, Benefit Of Assumption (on Michelle Rhee)
The Bad News From Afghanistan Just Keeps Rolling In
Lechery, Immodesty and the Talmud
The Kangaroo Court of Wall Street

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2 Responses to Links 1/22/12

  1. JG says:

    There’s no link for the first item. Is this it?

    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/01/whooping_cough_returns_in_michigan.php

  2. Rich S. says:

    Regarding the teaching of global warming in public schools, there is only one thing to say:
    Republicans are such fucking assholes.

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