Links 3/1/12

Links for you. Science:

Is sugar a threat to national security?
Measles Outbreak Traced to Super Bowl, Anti-Vaccination Fanatics
The extinction of Neanderthals had nothing to do with us (I’m not sure it’s nothing, but I’ve always suspected that direct competition was much less important than often thought)
A Field Guide for Microbes
Complex effort to rid San Nicolas Island of cats declared a success
Document: What One Witness Would Have Said At GOP’s “Sausage Fest” Birth Control Hearing


Kids These Days (must-read)
The religion and politics of division
Foreclosure settlement a failure of law, a triumph for bank attorneys
Peter Gleick lied, but was it justified by the wider good? (bringing a spork to a gunfight)
Just One Word To Describe Each GOP Candidate
He’s looked at life from both sides now – or has he? Arne Duncan claims the high ground, but school clinics still face needless obstacles
Whitewashing Gay History
Why is research higher status than teaching?
Republican Rep. John Sullivan Says Shooting Democratic Senators Is The Only Way To Pass The Ryan Budget (the crazy has been so mainstreamed that threats of violence don’t even register)
Wall Street Fixer Rodge Cohen: Big Banks Key to American Global Dominance
Save the National Longitudinal Surveys

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