Links for you. Science:
The puzzle of rising IQ scores
Meet Your New Symbionts: Trillions of Viruses
The s**t hits the fan – FDA, INDs, and fecal microbiota transplants
The technology that links taxonomy and Star Trek (overly optimistic; read the comments)
What’s the Matter With Portland? The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Macroeconomic Machismo (excellent)
The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform (excellent)
How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America (must-read; as we often write around these parts: personal responsibility should not be the sole purview of single minority mothers)
Creative People Say No (scientists too)
Pritzker Yields Party Role Reversal on Offshore Trusts
HEAR NO EXTREMISM, SEE NO EXTREMISM (very good media criticism)
More poor live in suburbs than in urban areas, research shows: But cities still have a bigger percentage, according to the Brookings Institution. The poverty shift has left many social service agencies unprepared.
Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust
How technology redefines norms
Here’s why remote state capitals are often more corrupt (I actually think the addendum is the better answer)