Links 6/24/13

Links for you. Science:

Preference for and Discrimination of Paintings by Mice
Why the Ethanol Boom Means More E. Coli Burgers
Compost Program Could Bring Dangerous Fungus into NYC Homes
Academia doesn’t have a PhD problem, it has an attitude problem
Why I retracted my Nature paper: A guest post from David Vaux about correcting the scientific record
Science of cities, at long last

The Slow Poison of the Covert Imagination (must-read)
To understand terrorism and threat assessment, look to Aum
The power of statistics (Ferguson and the WSJ)
Marijuana Crops in California Threaten Forests and Wildlife
Science themed toilet roll art (yes, it does exist)
Government Privatization Paves the Way for Crony Corruption
Tradeoffs (I think Waldmann is wrong here; Obama likes neo-liberalism–it’s a feature, not a bug. However, the potential for blackmailing congressmen and senators is quite high)
The minimum-wage stimulus
How Wall Street Fraudsters Plunder Public Finances, And How to Fight Back
What Cop T-Shirts Tell Us About Police Culture
A love letter to the NSA agent who is monitoring my online activity.
Why churches should be up in arms about cuts to food stamps
Sleep Deprivation in Hospitals Is a Real Problem

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