Links for you. Science:
Doctors back circumcision: US task force finds that public-health benefits of the procedure outweigh risks to individuals.
GOP Budget Cuts Would Devastate Hurricane And Weather Forecasting
Look East, Young Man
DO YOU KNOW WHICH VERTEBRATE IS THE SMALLEST? HERE’S A CONTENDER
Lake in Camargue, France, turns blood-red
Chris Hayes Among the Meritocrats (must-read)
On RNC Opening Night, Republicans Dare to Build a Lie (must-read)
Do Americans Care About Civilian Deaths in Drone Attacks? (internet poll, but still interesting)
CNBC: Kid Gloves for Bankers, Boxing Gloves for Bank Critics
Arizona Republican: Middle Easterners ‘look Mexican’ and want ‘to cause harm’ (where the hell do they find these people? The loony bin?)
Speaking of Minority Outreach
The “Great Man” Theory of Rape
Portland Loo, a public toilet that skips to the head of its class: The Oregon city has successfully tackled several urban issues with its solar-powered, not-that-private public toilets. Now other cities smell a winner.
What It’s Like for a Deaf Person to Hear Music for the First Time
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL: BOSTON SUCKS*
“No Revision” Journal Policy – Thoughts?
The Big Evil in U. S. Education: Teachers’ Unions?
Disappointed in Gun Laws (yes, you should need a prescription to get a gun)
If by “Fact Check” You Mean “Spy on MoDo”
The Hands that Feed Us: Most food industry workers earn low or poverty-level wages
How She “Built It”: Fox’s RNC Theme Undercut By Key Speaker’s Business Success (so, is it cognitive dissonance, or just a willingness to pull up the ladder behind them? Assholes either way)