Links 6/11/13

Links for you. Science:

ResearchGate to nowhere?
Amazonian Treasure Trove Yields 15 New Bird Species
Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition
Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought
Rebutting (again) the Persistent Flow of Disinformation on VAM, SGP and Teacher Evaluation (good stats discusson; accessible to non-specialists)

Other:

Why Should Voters Pay For Useless NSA Databases?
One Walmart’s Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find
Another Klosterfuck (there are enough philosophy PhDs who need the work. Why did this asshole get the job?)
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the NRA’s waterboy
Boston schools might offer condoms
How the Robots Lost: High-Frequency Trading’s Rise and Fall
The student loan crisis is horrible even from a conservative perspective
Does Obama really believe NSA programs have the “right balance”?
All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama
Abortion and Magical Thinking
Revealed: Letters From Republicans Seeking Obamacare Money
HOUSTON IS THE FUTURE, OR: THE FUTURE IS GOING TO BE SHIT
The Myth of Reagan

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