Links 7/19/12

Links for you. Science:

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA: A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather (the TSA and other agencies would like to use this technology for surveillance. Just saying)
Whooping cough cases on rise, New York urges vaccinations
Residents of Key West have a choice: dengue fever or GMO mosquitoes? (the anti-GMOers display staggering biological illiteracy)
New nightmare fuel: the giant scaleworm Eulagisca
A Mismatch in Goals
Pardon me–is this stool taken?
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is


Mattea Kramer: Spinning Ourselves Into a Deficit Panic (good points, but it doesn’t raise the real issue–deficits per se don’t matter, even if the effects of particular kinds of deficit spending do matter)
On the Rise of the (Deep) Southern Oligarchy
David Brooks Thinks that Romney and Bain are About Efficiency
TSA – Grope & Pillage
Scott Walker: Putting the Twit in Twitter
What Florida’s School Grades Measure, And What They Don’t
Hey I’ve got a new blog! Will you check it ou… hey where are you going?
Racial resentment tied to voter ID support: New national poll reveals support for voter identification laws is strongest among Americans who harbor negative sentiments toward African Americans.
Getting Straight on Small Business Job Creation: Firms vs. Establishments
What Poor Women Need Is … Marriage?
The balance sheet recession in the US

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