Links 6/28/12

Links for you. Science:

Humans Driving Evolution of the Spotted Salamander
Why a new case of misconduct in psychology heralds interesting times for the field
Faster, cheaper, smaller
Open your minds and share your results (I made a similar point a while ago)


Coal is the enemy of the human race, mainstream economics edition
Let them die!
How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs
VP Biden: “Anyone here have a Swiss bank account?” (talk is cheap–make bankers walk a perp walk, cram down some mortgages, then you’ve actually walked the walk)
The Decline and Fall of a Public University: How Status Anxiety Doomed the University of Virginia
‘Back At Square One’: As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net (so what if a woman has to prostitute herself to make ends meet? At least, we’re balancing budgets. Or something)
Confrontation With TSA Agent Leaves Grandpa’s Ashes On Floor (my guess is that more than a few other passengers were horrified but too afraid to do something out of fear that they would given the third degree by the TSA)
Claire de Loon (“Imagine if, say, noted centrist Lindsey Graham decided not to go to Tampa this summer. You’d need dental records.”)
States Lacking Income Tax Get No Boost in Growth: BGOV Barometer
Fabulous Spherical Spacecraft from Pulpworld
They Like All The Pretty Songs: The Political/Media Elite’s Shallow Embrace of Bruce Springsteen
Sex-Selective Abortion: Saving Girls Takes a Lot More than a Hidden Camera
Obama’s atheist problem (read to the end)
Why Don’t Americans Take More Vacations? Blame It on Independence Day (actually, it’s a very good piece about how opinion is manufactured)

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