Links 4/8/13

Links for you. Science:

What ‘Stapling a Green Card’ Portends for STEM (must-read)
Live From D.C., It’s High-Skill Immigration Reform!
Now or Then: Which Big Science Project Are These Scientists Worked Up About?
“This Giant Petrel, with a 6 foot wingspan, was interested in seeing if I was edible
Show me the money: is grant writing taking over science?
Complete microbial genomes using only PacBio data? Testing HGAP…
Oh, Good: Face-Sized Spiders Discovered in Sri Lanka

Other:

Accountability for Mr. Gates: The Billionaire Philanthropist Evaluation (excellent)
Some Thoughts on Michael Kelly: Glee turned Kelly, in the days leading up to the war, into a thin writer who spurned nuance in favor of hyperbole.
The New Social Darwinism: Companies Require Workers to Divulge Health Info so They Can Charge Overweight and Others Deemed Less Healthy (one more reason why we should have single-payer health insurance)
Gutless wonders redux
Russian Bears Are Hooked on Huffing Jet Fuel Until They Pass Out
Susan Crawford’s remarks at the National Conference for Media Reform
It’s Treason Appreciation Month (now if only people would realize how the Second Amendment fits in)
The Terrible, Awful Truth About SSDI
Pursuing the life of the mind
Pneumatic tubes in operation (the Boston Public Library is really amazing)
A lesson from a police-car ride-along
An Election About Nothing

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2 Responses to Links 4/8/13

  1. hipparchia says:

    i thought the face-sized spider was kinda cool, even with its habit of dropping down out of trees… then i got to the “venomous, sprinting” part.

    there was, however, this link, off in one of the sidebars, which really is kinda cool http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/04/08/watch-a-flash-mob-recreate-rembrandt/

  2. uncleglenny says:

    hipparchia: gawd, I looked at that – could you imagine that flash mob happening in the US? The panic that would result from that kind of entrance?

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