Links for you. Science:
MITs Next Mars Space Suit
On defining productivity of the NIH grant award
Did ENCODE Results Get the Junk out of Our Genomic Trunk?
The ENCODE Data Dump and the Responsibility of Science Journalists
Databases fight funding cuts: Online tools are becoming ever more important to biology, but financial support is unstable.
Reports of Junk DNA’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Boston strikers denounced as un-American, Communist (this is an excellent post about Boston history)
DNC disses teachers: Democrats’ week in Charlotte began with the screening of an anti-teachers union movie and never got much friendlier (Leaving aside the problem that ‘reform’ will make kids stupid, I do not understand what angle Democratic politicians see in weakening one of their greatest pillars of support)
Shorter John Kerry: Who You Callin’ A Bitch?
“Death isn’t always sad…” (Art Modell was an awful person)
Obama Gives Up on Demand
The Hidden Progressive History of Income Tax: The income tax was the most popular economic justice movement of the early 20th century. What happened? (Democrats ran away from it, just like everything else)
What If Teacher Evaluation Is Not Broken?
Revolutionary War Historical Marker
Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech Written at 7 Grade Levels Above Ann Romney’s (elitists!!!)
How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything
Chief of Cherokee Nation Calls Obama the Best President EVER for American Indians
U.S. Wages Trail 10 OECD Countries, but with Higher Unemployment than 9 of Them
The Value of the Dollar Is NOT Out of the Control of Politicians
The Glory of Straphanging, Obscured in America