Links 1/20/13

Links for you. Science:

The genes that built a home
How gun control is another front in the far right’s war on science (unfortunately, it’s not the “far” right, just the right)
NIH Director Francis Collins: Medical research at risk
Is the world of NIH-funded labs a haven for pathological douchebaggary?
A Vaccine Eliminated A Deadly Killer Of Infants. So Why Do Some People Fear It?

Other:

Ideology as cognitive bias (excellent)
Workers don’t lack skills, they lack work
Former city teachers: Discipline policies force us out, too–Educators say classroom unbearable after schools felt pressure to keep suspension rates down
High School Graduation Rates Rebound for Men Born After 1976; No One Can Say Why.
A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark
Carmen Ortiz Releases Totally Bogus Statement Concerning The Aaron Swartz Prosecution (this could really hurt her chances of becoming MA governor)
Think Again: Is Contemporary Conservatism Just ‘Payola’?
Time To Start Worrying About Our Levee System
Does the NRA Want to Turn America Into Afghanistan? Because that’s where we’re headed.
Vacation Homes for the Rich, Courtesy of Uncle Sam: A new report highlights how much the federal government is spending on real-estate programs—and who’s benefitting.
Aghast Over Beijing’s Air Pollution? This Was Pittsburgh Not That Long Ago (and don’t forget the deadly smogs of London)
Losing my religion for equality
The “L” Word

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1 Response to Links 1/20/13

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    “Losing my religion for equality” – I notice that article dates to 2009.

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