Links 6/29/12

Links for you. Science:

A Pox on You: My son has cancer. He can’t go into day care because of unvaccinated children.
Solenopsis invicta stinging, an activity this species performs with particular zest (Alex Wild is 1) a great photographer; 2) fucking insane)
The Importance of Studying the Obvious (I’ve often thought, within biology, evolutionary biology has suffered from the same ‘obviousness’ problem)
The Fundamental Uncertainty of Science
Phylogeny: Rewriting evolution–Tiny molecules called microRNAs are tearing apart traditional ideas about the animal family tree (this seems analogous to the arguments over microrepeats in bacteria)

Other:

New Socialist Man (must-read)
We’re not going on a summer holiday (old but still relevant)
Robert Mundell, evil genius of the euro. For the architect of the euro, taking macroeconomics away from elected politicians and forcing deregulation were part of the plan
Internet Girls, Mad Men, and Why the ‘Greatest’ Generation Wasn’t
When Anti-Circumcision Turns Anti-Semitic
An Example of Why I Don’t Use Creative Commons Licenses
In Defense Of Rush Limbaugh
The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal
Don’t Use Khan Academy without Watching this First
Why Johnny Can’t Add Without a Calculator. Technology is doing to math education what industrial agriculture did to food: making it efficient, monotonous, and low-quality.
City aims to get money from banks (I wrote about a similar issue here)
Turnabout is fair play (and vice versa)
GUNS: THE STATE RELIGION IN ARIZONA (AND THE NATIONAL RELIGION IN AMERICA)
Is America threatened by a maid shortage?
WHY IT’S WISE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN TO PUNCH UP

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