Links 4/23/12

Links for you. Science:

Open sesame: When research is funded by the taxpayer or by charities, the results should be available to all without charge
How tiny Estonia stepped out of USSR’s shadow to become an internet titan (why can’t we have internets like this?)
Species Concepts
IBM Races Energy Dept. for Electric Car Battery Bragging Rights
Investigating Mysteries of Polar Bears’ Ancestry With a DNA Lens


Simon Johnson and James Kwak’s White House Burning: Progressives in the Grip of “Hard Money” Ideology
On the corn syrup theory of autism
News From George Soros’ Berlin Conference – Economists Discover Human Beings
Locking Down an American Workforce
Think Again: Jews Are Still Liberal (yes, we are)
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm. (by the way, comp sci graduates are one of the few majors that have a relatively easy time of finding post-college employment)
Republicans manufacture a crisis for the Postal Service, and too many Democrats go along (actually, I’m sure some Democrats are curled up in the fetal position, begging “not the face! Not the face!”)
Michelle Rhee and George W. Bush are featured speakers at for-profit college industry gathering
Surviving In an Unstable World Using A Secret Weapon Known As Literature
Stop Blabbing About Innovation And Start Actually Doing It
The Draft Will Not Stop The Next War (I don’t think he’s right–a draft wouldn’t target the elite, but it would eventually convince the middle class to stop a stupid war)
Toss out the all-volunteer military
My Wife’s War: Worry, Wait, and Guilt

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