Links 6/23/12

Links for you. Science:

Informed consent: A broken contract
A Brazilian crane fly with leg warmers
It’s Settled: Dishwashers Beat the Lowly Hand, Almost Every Time
Whole-genome sequencing for investigating hospital outbreaks
Morbid Floral Fantasies
Action Urged to Curb Racial Bias in NIH Grants
Left vs. right in anti-science

Other:

Education Phrases that Should be Banished
Today’s High School Grads Are Just as Good as Yesterday’s (and Cowen is supposedly evidence-based or something)
Trigger Cuts on Discretionary Side, Along With Defense, Would Devastate Economy
When ALEC Takes Over Your Town
Goals of an Effective Progressive Coalition: Move the ball. Guard the progressive frontier.
Change.org and union-busting
Life in the Gray
What was that you were saying about patriarchy?
Jonah Lehrer: The issues are simple (if people called me the next Malcolm Gladwell, I’d pound the fuck out of them–Gladwell is a dreadful person. Protip: if you have to write a 6,000+ word ethical disclaimer, you’re probably not very ethical)
WEB AUSTERITY: IT IS TIME FOR THE INTERNET TO FEEL SOME PAIN
What Might Have Been: One Report from Madison, Wisconsin
Some startups spurning Boston Innovation District as rents rise
21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Prisons, Privatization, Patronage

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1 Response to Links 6/23/12

  1. Min says:

    Don’t forget the Flynn Effect. The average high schooler today is more capable of doing college work than the average high schooler of his parents’ day, and much more capable than the average high schooler of his grandparents’ day. If more of them are going on to college, it is not because college has gotten easier, but that they have gotten better.

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