Links 10/16/12

Links for you. Science:

Hyped GM maize study faces growing scrutiny: Food-safety bodies slam feeding study that claims increased cancer incidence in rats
7 More Cancer Scientists Quit Texas Institute Over Grants (a program pushed by Gov. Rick Perry is laced with incompetence and cronyism. Inconceivable!)
Federal plan designed to create large solar energy plants (it never ceases to amaze me that people still think of desert ecosystems as voids, and not unique biological ecosystems akin to rain forests)
The Trouble with Teacup Pigs
The other whipscorpions

Other:

The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent (absolute must-read)
Tagg Team: The Romney Family Recipe for Crony Capitalism
Scott Brown’s Hypocrisy on Wall Street Reform
Massive housing experiment finds those who moved to less-impoverished neighborhoods were happier
The question of abortion is “simpler” than they think
How politicians failed us
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong (good points, but the author has clearly never used Sitemeter; five years ago, this would have been novel)
Foreigners and the Burden of Debt
Iraq records huge rise in birth defects: New study links increase with military action by Western forces
To all the Democrats who “haz a sad” after the first debate … (I don’t like the effeminate term–Ann Richards, for instance, kicked ass–but the general point is good)
Which Millionaire Are You Voting For?
The Awesomeness of Full Employment
Best drive-thru ever
Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall

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1 Response to Links 10/16/12

  1. “it never ceases to amaze me that people still think of desert ecosystems as voids, and not unique biological ecosystems akin to rain forests)”

    Don’t worry. If we don’t hurry up and actually solve global warming by covering the Mojave in PV panels – which would allow us to remove the electricity meters from our homes and businesses – you can have all the precious desert ecosystem you want – it will cover the entire heartland of the U.S., where we currently grow our food.

    It never ceases to amaze me that people think preserving the Mojave – where intense sun shines every day of the year, enough sun to power the complete energy requirements of the U.S. for the next ten thousand years – is more important than preserving the human race. Cause if you think we are going to solve AGW in time by continuing to try to crowbar a market-based solution into a market which wants no part of it, your stubbornness is going going kill us all.

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