Links 4/15/13

Merry Patriots Day! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

The end of sleep?
Terrible advice from a great scientist (related thoughts here)
Myriad Genetics CEO Claims He Owns Your Genes
When the Rebel Alliance Sells Out
How Childhood Hunger Can Change Adult Personality (if Korea ever reunifies, this seems relevant)
Duck Genitals, Bisexual Frogs and Other Right-Wing Anti-Science Inanities

Other:

My Time at Lehman (“‘We are important providers of liquidity that create stable financial markets. We’re a crucial part of a system. And besides, if we don’t do it, someone else will.’ These are the lies that people tell themselves so that they can buy larger homes.”)
There is no Gosnell coverup: The horrors and underlying disparities exploited by Kermit Gosnell aren’t new — nor have they been ignored
The Anti-Choice Monster
The pioneering birth control clinics of New York
Auction of Hopi Masks Proceeds After Judge’s Ruling
School District Stands Up AGAINST Testing
Virtual Bitcoin Mining Is a Real-World Environmental Disaster (this is not a gag column; powerful computers–and their cooling systems–are energy hogs)
Can we call it a cover-up now? Michelle Rhee had early warning on rampant cheating in D.C. schools
The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment
Is Tom Friedman the Most Overrated and Disgraceful Journalist in America? (yes)
A Warning to Young People: Don’t Become a Teacher
When public infrastructure goes private

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1 Response to Links 4/15/13

  1. Alex Palazzo says:

    I hope all is okay in the Backbay. It’s very sad to see such tragedy in our old neighborhood.

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