Links 11/2/12

Links for you. Science:

The Most Spectacular Mutation in Recent Human History
Grant proposals vs. reality
And now the Human Microbiome has it’s own National Academy Report
Retrieve all Escherichia sequences from Genbank with rsync
Science Is the Key to Growth


Mysterious Docs Found in Meth House Reveal Inner Workings of Dark Money Group (must-read about illegal activity; I don’t know what’s weirder: the Montana GOP leaving a paper trail, or the documents winding up in a meth lab)
Cato Institute Helpfully Makes Its Fake Climate Report Look Like Actual Government Climate Report, Except Fake (remember this the next time someone calls them ‘serious’)
A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift
Wanker of the Day: Matt Stoller
Sasha vs. Frankenstorm (cute)
The War on Objectivity
Responding to some interesting criticism of The Geek Manifesto (part 1)
In Obama’s first term, an evolving Christian faith and a more evangelical style (I think having a “spiritual advisor” of any kind is creepy)
Best picture of post-World Series riot
My Plane Out of NYC in Advance of Sandy, and Mitt Romney’s America
Mr. Market Says the Military Industrial Complex Will Be Largely Spared in Upcoming Grand Bargain
The Washington Post Thinks Its Terrible that Japan is Becoming Less Crowded and the People are Becoming Healthier
New York City’s Embrace of Volunteer Clinic Escort Program Sends Anti-Choicers into Meltdown
Why We Have So Many Dumb Rules: A Case Study

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