Links 9/15/12

Links for you. Science:

Q-Bio conference in Hawaii, bring your surfboard & your Y chromosome b/c they don’t take a XX (I believe the appropriate term is “sausage fest”)
The Greatest Hits of Weird Science: What the Oscars could learn from the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony (this is the best run-on speaker device I have ever read about)
Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks
The whole cell pertussis vaccine, media malpractice, and the long-term effects of avoiding difficult conversations

Other:

Moondoggle: The Forgotten Opposition to the Apollo Program
Arts-heavy Preschool Helps Children Grow Emotionally: New research finds low-income kids in an arts-enhanced preschool program have a more positive attitude than their peers, and are better able to manage negative emotions.
Moody’s Shows It Has Political Agenda for U.S. Fiscal Policy
Anti-Muslim Movie Maker a Meth Cooker
Two Visions for Chicago’s Schools
Elizabeth Warren’s KILLER new ad “The Fighter”
Pennsylvania ruling on voter ID relied on bigoted decision in 1869 case
Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?
The Unix-Haters Handbook

Mitt’s Major Meltdown
Teacher strike miscellany

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