Links 8/7/13

Links for you. Science:

The milk revolution: When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval.
Methods for taxonomic assignment of shotgun whole-genome metagenomics reads
GM crops don’t kill kids. Opposing them does
Apocalypse soon, if we keep on cutting science
The Urgency—and the Challenge—of Connecting Sports, Race, and Genetics

Other:

Bin Laden’s insights and the Egyptian Coup (excellent)
A mother-effin’ snake in the mother-effin’ Public Garden
Structural
The Art of the Phony
On Alex Rodriguez and the ‘Best Interests of the Game’
The Stench of the Potomac
An Icon is a Verb
Ka-ching we can believe in
Why I Don’t Trust Lawrence Summers’ Friends: Insiders say he’d make a great Fed chair. Their reassurances are eerily similar to ones that led Harvard astray. (Hell hath no fury like a Harvard alum scorned–though Yglesias is right too)
Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes. Is that all we’re losing?
Storrow Drive Tunnel Named Most Dangerous U.S. Bridge
Give Us Some Goodies
Big Media Story Isn’t Bezos and the Post, It’s the RNC Threatening CNN, NBC
How to Amazon-ify the Washington Post

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