Links 7/29/12

Links for you. Science:

Hunter gatherer clue to obesity
Why Sports and Exercise are Barely Relevant and What Really Counts is Occupational and Household Activity
How Computers Could Reduce the Spread of HIV
Aging termites put on suicide backpacks full of chemical weapons
Starting out in science: Boston researchers share lessons from their first jobs

Other:

Meanwhile, the NYT’s Other Main Exhaust Port
6 Ways Big Banks Screwed Grandma in the Price-Fixing Scandal That’s Rocking the World: Grandma’s finances will almost certainly never recover from the LIBOR scandal. And, needless to say, she never asked for it.
Rape from the perspective of a rapist who got away with it (note: not for the faint of heart)
How to Write
Chris Hedges: How Careerism Is a Big Part of Our Social Predicament
Illinois Needs a Public Bank
Frank Popper on Academia
Camden, NJ, Chris Hedge’s “indictment” of academia, and poverty reporting
The Real Reason ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Works
Donkey Kong’s failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines
Bill Black: The Right’s Schadenfreude as Their Austerity Policies Devastate Europe
Despite militarized society, Israel has strict gun laws
Caterpillar strike: in the US, it’s open season on unions (my take here)
Republican dissidents join forces to form a new IRA

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3 Responses to Links 7/29/12

  1. someone says:

    The link to “my take here” does not work

  2. Min says:

    Jonathan Chait: “The key thing is that Obama is angry, and he’s talking not in his normal voice but in a “black dialect.”

    That is ridiculous! If it is interpreted that way, that says more about the hearer than about Obama.

  3. dr2chase says:

    There’s a study suggesting that exercise works fine, if it is the kind you can’t/don’t avoid: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=485349

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