Links 7/2/13

Links for you. Science:

Fat City: What can stop obesity? (absolute, must-read; worth noting that there are many diseases we currently can’t treat effectively)
Of Dragons and Diminutive Elephants
After mass bumblebee die-off, activists call for new pesticide rules
100 Years of Breed “Improvement”
How can Science and Nature improve their impact factors?
Swarm of 25,000 bees takes over Gloucester shipyard


Thanks for the tip (excellent)
The Government’s Mass Spying Is An Affront To Democratic Values. Let’s Also Not Pretend It’s An Effective And Efficient Way Of Keeping Us Safe
The weirdest languages
A Eulogy For AltaVista, The Google Of Its Time
Off with his head
FBI Document—“[DELETED]” Plots to Kill Occupy Leaders “If Deemed Necessary”
When JAMES SENSENBRENNER Thinks We Are Still Racist …
John White Defends $1.2 Million for TFA
Back to School for Labor
No, manufacturing jobs won’t revive the economy: Stop claiming a factory boom will save the country and lift people up. Here’s what these jobs really look like
Fracking: the new gold rush. Can shale gas and fracking solve our energy crisis?
I’ll Be Watching You: NSA Surveillance and the Male Gaze
Big Data, n.:

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1 Response to Links 7/2/13

  1. Alt says:

    Surprised you’d list “fat city” under your science section. It’s an opinion piece pitting anecdata against actual science and in which the actual science barely gets a passing glance (as trying to find “excuses’ for fat people, no less!).
    Indeed, doctors can’t do everything, and that perhaps needs to be written about more… but that piece is so weird (when she describes the young man who’s demanding that they operate on him even though the surgery likely wouldn’t help him… Is it so hard really to understand someone desperate would just maybe not be 100% rational? How does that prove any point, I wonder?). Again, I fail to see the science in there (maybe the sense of superiority and the condescending/disgusted tone is too loud for me to hear it).

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