Links 5/18/12

Links for you. Science:

Giant Black Hole Shreds and Swallows Helpless Star
The Pill for HIV: No, really, this is a bad idea
Wild Elephants gather inexplicably, mourn death of “Elephant Whisperer” (this is most likely coincidence, but still neato)
Humanity’s Best Friend: How Dogs May Have Helped Humans Beat the Neanderthals
A Case for Genetic Jewishness


Economics…not a science, not even a dismal science…just dismal (that the chief economist for Bloomberg LLC is such an idiot explains a lot)
Way to Pick Your Battles, Catholic Church
Barack Obama, the Great Deceiver (I never had such high hopes, but I thought the left would at least get some scraps from the table)
What Jamie Dimon didn’t tell you on ‘Meet the Press’
Social Security Is Not Going Broke
Norman Ornstein, alive and well!
On my Soapbox
No, Bubba Carpenter. Mississippi has NOT stopped abortion. You have only stopped SAFE abortion.
The Weekly Standard on “Hillbilly” Climate Denial
Booksellers v. Libraries? Publishers v. Amazon? These are the wrong battles to fight (I still don’t get why publishers and libraries can’t agree to limit the number of people who can check out an eBook–just like they do with ‘real’ books)
Hope springs a trap: An absence of optimism plays a large role in keeping people trapped in poverty
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

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