Links 2/11/13

Links for you. Science:

Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine
Don’t Let Economists and Politicians Hack Your Math: Of course kids need to learn algebra. (yes, they do)
Beware the Big Errors of ‘Big Data’
Anti-Evolution Missouri Bill Requires College Students to Learn About Destiny
What’s the point of writing good scientific software?

Others:

Extirpation and Variation
Don’t fall for GOP’s sequester bluff
The feminist case for Fashion Week
The Yanomami Ax Fight: Science, Violence, Empirical Data, and the Facts (it bears repeating: Diamond isn’t right based on the data)
Liberal Arts Majors Didn’t Kill the Economy (many humanities majors have always been ‘malemployed’; also this)
NALC: USPS Q1 financial statement shows operational profit
Mandate pushed Postal Service into the red for first quarter
How Organizations with Ties to Hate Groups Are Trying to Influence the Immigration Debate
What’s the Cost and Financial Value of College?
The Young Girl Who’s Best Friends with African Wildlife
Post office blues
The Risk Ownership Society
Meet the Heartless Jerk Leading a Project to Eliminate Sick Leave
Shut Down the Merchants of Death
How Two-Tier Union Contracts Became Labor’s Undoing

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