Links 4/16/12

Links for you. Science:

The Bee Colony Collapse Mystery Isn’t Quite Solved Yet
Life Discovered On Mars, Researchers Claim
Mars Viking Robots ‘Found Life’
MEASLES: A dangerous illness
On the making of a girl nerd (very interesting)
NASA Climate Change Letter Belongs To Long Tradition Of Fake Expertise


A few thoughts on Hilary Rosen, moms and work (excellent piece)
Government Workers Are Unfairly Assailed
I See No Way to Read This from Greg Mankiw Other than as the Strongest Possible Endorsement of Obama and the Democrats (“Ever since before the days of Sarru-kinu Sargon in the 23rd century BC, if there was famine in Ur due to a crop blight and an abundant harvests in Nineveh it was one of the jobs of the government to move grain down the Tigris and up the Euphrates to Ur–precisely to remedy at least some of life’s inequities.”)
Corruption Is Why You Can’t Do Your Taxes in Five Minutes
In Defense of “Nutty” Commas
Higher US expenditures on cancer patients do not result in improved mortality.
A raft for racists: The National Review, from Buckley through Derbyshire and beyond
Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed State Laws Are All Connected
Why don’t more women ask the Democrats “What’s in it for us?”
‘Having to go through this, just to get health, it’s ridiculous.’
An ugly foreclosure story, starring Bank of America: Dirma Rodriguez wonders how a house she’d been paying on for years, and which is specially modified for her severely disabled daughter, could be taken from her. (at some point, some poor soul is going to become unhinged and shoot these fuckers. I predict a hung jury)
The Real War on Moms Has a Mortality Rate
White Guilt

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