Links 4/4/12

Links for you. Science:

De novo genome assembly: what every biologist should know (must-read; accesible to non-biologists)
Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems? (I think there might be some correlation issues, but it’s still a concern)
Regressive taxation schemes and J&D psychology sneering aside, this proves we have the best job imaginable
Why Are American Conservatives More Anti-Science Than European Conservatives?
US biosecurity board revises stance on mutant-flu studies


A clinic’s landlord turns the tables on anti-abortion protesters
Cancer v. the Constitution
Should Working-Class People Get B.A.’s and Ph.D.’s?
So much for the reality based community
GOP Site Plans To Infiltrate Liberal Sites With “Trolls”
America Needs Healthcare, Not Health Insurance
Stopped for being black (note to subtle counter-example; we have a hard time describing people unfamiliar to us)
Universal Health Care Around the World; Most Not What You Think
Firing teachers based on bad (VAM) versus wrong (SGP) measures of effectiveness: Legal note
Did Magic Johnson Really Buy the Dodgers? (one more way sports franchises pass on costs to taxpayers)
Marshall Auerback and Randy Wray: America Needs Healthcare, Not Health Insurance
The Simple Math That Can Save Cities From Bankruptcy
Scalia — joker with a mean streak
Meet Prince Harry, Newborn Pygmy Hippo

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