Links 3/7/13

Links for you. Science:

Tuberculosis and leprosy thrive by pretending to be viruses
6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think
Biological-material laws need refining
Is Antibacterial Soap Bad For You? (Part 2)
Sciquester Tales: PIs are just not “creative” enough

Other:

Americans are more liberal than you think (excellent; related point here)
Today in Rape Culture (the poster at the bottom is priceless)
Protecting women from violence: The opposition to a sensible anti-domestic violence bill shows just how far rightward the GOP has moved.
The Job Creators Are Not Creating Jobs (very good)
Obama vows to make nominations a priority, but will it matter? (no)
It’s A Half-Truth!
The Folly of Sober-Minded Cynicism
Why are politicians more conservative than they need to be?
84% of world’s fish not safe to eat more than once a month
How The Sequester Is Making Us Dumb
Jeff Sessions Isn’t a Wonk McCarthyite, or a Wonk Anything
How Journalists Can Think Like Programmers (good intro to building databases)
The Times Kills Its Environmental Blog To Focus on Horse Racing and Awards Shows
‘Sequester’ cuts to hit healthcare hard

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1 Response to Links 3/7/13

  1. Min says:

    But why should journalists think like programmers? Why shouldn’t programmers learn to think like journalists?

    Back in the ’80s when regular businesses were starting to computerize, there were many ads for training employees to use computers. A friend of mine and I turned that on its head, saying that we would “train” the computers to work with the employees. OC, it is on the surface cheaper to do it the other way, and we were unsuccessful, but I still think that we should stop regarding people as cogs in machines. Especially in the computer age, when we have virtual machines that are indefinitely flexible.

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