Links 10/7/12

Links for you. Science:

Becoming Part Of The Story (Maybe): The Peanut Butter Recall
R.I. becomes first state to mandate flu shots for health-care workers (about goddamn time someone did this)
Italy Faces Invasion of American Killer Squirrels
Virus leads to obesity but lowers risk of diabetes
Infectobesity: is obesity transmitted through a common viral infection?

Other:

Back From Yet Another Globetrotting Adventure, Indiana Jones Checks His Mail And Discovers That His Bid For Tenure Has Been Denied.
Free birth control leads to fewer abortions
Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate
Commonwealth Avenue Mall Apples
Behold The Tomb of Lady K’abel, Maya Supreme Warrior And Holy Snake Lord
Resources and readmissions
We’re a month away from electing a Mormon to the presidency >> 11 reasons that should have gentiles shitting their un-magical underwear //
Mitt Romney’s Father Called Supporters Of Equal Rights Amendment “Moral Perverts” >> It’s time to update our view of the “liberal” “civil rights champion” who inspired Mitt’s campaign //
The World’s Worst Central Banker
The New York Times doesn’t know how to write a headline
Shut Up About the Jews Already…
The Obama-Bashing Book Bonanza (never underestimate the extent to which movement conservatism is the political equivalent of Elmer Gantry)
Why the Native American Vote Could Win the Senate for Democrats
Ignorance, incompetence, favoritism, bullying, and obsession: Just another day at the Post Office
Acemoglu and Robinson versus the blogs

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