Links 8/9/12

Links for you. Science:

Combining short and long reads: choosing between PacBioToCA and the new ALLPATHS_LG
Mars Rover Beginning To Hate Mars (funny)
Oracles, Big Answers, & Pop Sci’s Neglect of Mystery
Stress Is a Real Killer—for Dragonflies
Where’s your jetpack?


10 Ways School Reformers Get It Wrong: When it comes to education reform, we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel anymore; instead, we’re building square ones (must-read)
19, and My Generation
Ted Cruz: Intellectual Intellectual (David Brooks is still a dope)
Macs can’t do real work, they’re only for useless artsy stuff like landing on Mars
The Great Train Robbery, version 2.0
The massive policy gap between Obama and Romney
Effects of Charter Enrollment on Newark District Enrollment
The Birth Control Benefit and The Bad Faith Religious Liberty Gambit
Robert Fisk: Syria’s ancient treasures pulverised
Big Med: Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?
Chart of the Day: Algobot Wars Now Rule Wall Street (been saying this for a while now)
The Great Unravelling
Stop Eulogizing Gore Vidal: He was a racist and an elitist, forever mourning the decline of his era of aristocratic privilege
Pregnant? No School for You in This Louisiana Public Charter
Global Warming: The Years the Locust Hath Eaten
You will be assimilated

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