Links 6/21/13

Links for you. Science:

FIRE Urchins! Brilliant Shallow water cousins of the “tam o shanter”/pancake urchins!
Environmentalists Must Face Down the Anti-Science in Their Own House
Boston Children’s Hospital Finds Root Cause of Diabetes (type I, ‘juvenile diabetes’)
Bringing out the usual – and unusual – cancer genomics suspects
Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live?
How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t


Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths (absolute must-read)
It’s Always About The Money
Longfellow Bridge detours to begin mid-July; two Red Line diversions planned for this summer
The Not-So-Good Old Days
Forget MOOCs–Let’s Use MOOA (vicious satire)
NSA scandal’s threat to the cloud computing business model
Government May Restrict Use Of Genetically Modified Farmers
Is James Risen a “real” journalist or should we be ignoring him too?
Defenders of NSA Surveillance Omit Most of Mumbai Plotter’s Story
Can School Reform Hurt Communities?
Chase has taken their next move, into your paycheck
Oh, ho: Why Marlborough Street reverses direction the block before the Public Garden (it appears that the prostitutes might have been mostly male prostitutes?)
Techies’ Efforts to Own #Snowden/NSA Surveillance Narrative = #Fail
Betrayal without remedy: The unwinding of the Postal Service
In the Ivory Tower, Men Only: For men, having children is a career advantage. For women, it’s a career killer.
Yep, Having More Money Is Good for Your Health (and Your Baby’s)
Why soldiers don’t ‘break the silence’ to the IDF

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