Links 6/29/13

Links for you. Science:

Data Sharing, Embargo, and Big Science
First find your tuatara (or how to sequence a genome)
Florida Entomologist Finds ‘Jurassic’ Nest with Over a Million Wasps
Should we make animals smarter? Brain research raises the possibility of a very exotic future (this article assumes that such animals wouldn’t be vicious or use their new-found smarts to drive other species to extinction)
‘Liberated’ mice from Italian lab now housed in poor conditions
Methane leaks of shale gas may undermine its climate benefits: If methane leak rates are more than 3 percent of output, fracking of shale gas formations may be boosting greenhouse gas emissions rather than lowering them. (this isn’t new, but when I read most econ blogs on the topic of methane there seems to be no recognition of this)


U.S. Median Wealth Only 27th in World (so, by all means, let’s cut Social Security)
It’s The 30-Year Anniversary Of The Greatest Wall Street Movie Ever Made: Here’s The Story Behind It (fascinating)
America Could Save Billions If People Took Their Medicines (though it’s still ~1% of total spending)
SLICE Act Would Cut Pizza-as-a-Vegetable Provision (it really is the Reagan Era all over again….)
Texas Abortion Bill Will Pass, So What Did Wendy Davis Actually Accomplish?
George Takei: A defeat for DOMA — and the end of ‘ick’
How Junk Food Can End Obesity: Demonizing processed food may be dooming many to obesity and disease. Could embracing the drive-thru make us all healthier? (considering that Freedman carries water for NCAAM, it’s safetosay he’s not an ‘food industry shill’)
Grumpy Cat reacts to ubiquitous surveillance
“The State’s Vandalism Statute does not mention First Amendment rights”
S.E. Cupp: Shockingly pathetic that people consider state Sen. Wendy Davis heroic (inartfully expressed, but the point remains that Democrats should be using procedure far more effectively than they do; it’s almost like they think governing is beneath them)
Federal Judge None Too Impressed With Government’s Defense Of Its ‘No Fly’ List (I’m old enough to remember that, during the Cold War, the U.S. prided itself on the notion that you didn’t need to gain official approval to move from one part of the U.S. to another)
The Service of Snowden
A Bill is Killed; A Star is Born
USPS: A wholly owned subsidiary of Mailers Inc.
A Culinary Birthright in Dispute: Paula Deen’s Words Ripple Among Southern Chefs

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1 Response to Links 6/29/13

  1. armchair deductions – Author of this here blog spot, patron saint of the impecunious, recovering psychosocial gong farmer, and adult survivor of Cluster B chicanery.
    John Danley says:

    Speaking of median “wealth” … here’s how the *other* 1% are getting by these days:

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