Links 6/26/13

Links for you. Science:

NIH is not spelled “NSF”
Forget Gene Patents. Co-founder of 23andMe Patents Personalized Genomics
Harry Reid vs. Sequestration: The Majority Leader’s Campaign To Save The NIH (good for him, but it’s too late for some scientists)
Do some harm: Traditional Chinese medicine is an odd, dangerous mix of sense and nonsense. Can it survive in modern China? (it’s also killed off a lot charismatic megafauna)
Why Selective Publication of Statistically Significant Results Can Be Effective

Other:

On the phony naïveté of Ezra Klein and the “shrill” truth-telling of Paul Krugman (excellent)
The Apologetics Begin
“In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out” (conservative women’s health policy: when creationism meets vaginas)
Paula Deen’s racism isn’t shocking at all: For people of color, the question isn’t if someone will reveal their racial bias — it’s when
Glenn Greenwald Is ‘Aiding and Abetting’ Democracy
Baffling Budget Numbers: Making Reporters Do Their Job
Head Of NSA Claims He Doesn’t Know “Who Wikileaks Are” (I wish progressives attacking Snowden would remember that everyone involved is a professional liar–none of them can be trusted)
Checking Out
Oh, Canada: How America’s friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate.
The Social Security Administration Is Incredibly Well-Run
NPR Ruins Day With Facts About Violence Against Women
The secret of Costco’s success revealed! (hint: no MBAs need apply)
The Majority of Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Men. Now Maybe We Can Fix This?
The NSA’s metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse: Where oversight and accountability have failed, Snowden’s leaks have opened up a vital public debate on our rights and privacy
Human capital – The knowledge dimension

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