Links 8/2/13

Links for you. Science:

Clashing Titans for Sale: Dinosaur Skeletons Headed to Auction, Not Museum
Ants Battle For Their Lives In Stunning Macrophotographs
When Everyone Is Applying for the Same Grant Money
Microbiome research goes without a home: Scientists say core tools and expertise remain necessary. (might have more to say aobut this, but the short version is that this is a problem for genomics in general; NIH is walking away too rapidly)
Multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach to C. difficile prevention – It works!

Other:

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Groundswollen: White Racial Panic, the Hapless and the Helpless
Iowa’s High-Tech Abortion Battle
The Very Worst of the Atheist Movement on Display: Major Atheist Orgs Attack Star of David Holocaust Memorial (the opposition also shows a profound ignorance that the death camp apparatus was motivated by anti-Semitism)
The four lamest excuses in MIT’s report on Aaron Swartz
Village sign languages, vanishing fast: Researchers discover the unusual cultures that brought deaf and hearing together
A Big Mac miss by The Huffington Post
Inca child sacrifices were drunk, stoned for weeks before death
Oregon’s New “Football Performance Center” Is A Decadent Monstrosity (check out the full Monty here–and we wonder why so many professional athletes act as if they’re entitled)
Two churches located across the street from each other. At least the Catholics have a sense of humor (don’t know if this is real, but it’s funny)
The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish
The Gold-Plating of College Sports
IOM says “Target Decision Making.” No. Target Poverty
Zombie rising
Circumcision rates: averages which deceive
Questionable Admissions
ObamaCare’s Relentless Creation of Second-Class Citizens (4)

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