Links 3/14/13

Links for you. Science:

Unintended Consequences of Journal Ranking
Eat Your Heart Out (though it is only one study)
The Neutral Model of Inquiry (or, What Is the Scientific Literature, Chopped Liver?)
NSF Audit of Successful Proposals Finds Numerous Cases of Alleged Plagiarism (a key thing is to determine how much of this is ‘self-plagarism’, especially of methods)
Don’t Be Afraid of Genetic Modification
“Paleofantasy”: Stone Age delusions. An evolutionary biologist explains why everything you think you know about cavemen (and their diet) is wrong


The Myth of Debt (excellent)
The undead, unnecessary, unhelpful Grand Bargain (excellent)
Former Newark Airport TSA screener says the job does little to keep fliers safe
The Smartest Guy in the Room
Why Apple’s shares tanked in 2012
Revenge of the sources
Before it was Tinseltown: Fascinating photos reveal sleepy town of Hollywood before it became the center of the celebrity universe
In the South and West, a Tax on Being Poor
Redskins name goes before federal trademark board, but for this writer, there’s no debate
Let’s start a chain email, shall we?
Why We Don’t Need to Pay Down the National Debt
There Is No Long-term Deficit Problem!
Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate
The Disturbing History of One of the Pentagon’s Most Expensive Flying Turkeys

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