Links 8/13/13

Links for you. Science:

Scientists Will Create A Deadly New Flu Strain, Just To Prove They Can
(must-read, not technical)
MERS in Mecca?
Pangolins in Peril: All 8 Species of Scaly Anteaters Endangered by Illegal Trade
Most Mutations in the Human Genome are Recent and Probably Harmful
Diabetes lifetime costs – as expensive as a house?


The Error That Caused the New York Test Scores to Collapse
Camden, A City for Others
Reza Aslan—Historian?
How the ‘Opt-Out Revolution’ Changed Men
The Expert Testimony of Tianna Gaines-Turner
Jeff Bezos’s Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education Reforms
Alex Rodriguez and the True Pink Elephant (Elefante Rosa) in the Room
The Importance of Judicial Empathy
Edward Snowden, patriot
New Techniques Make Math Fun for All (curriculum and pedagogy do matter)
People For The American Way Endorses Carl Sciortino For Ed Markey’s Old House Seat In Massachusetts
How Working As a Stripper Made Me Have More Sympathy for Men
Revealed: A Book the Size of a Ladybug
French: The Most Productive People In The World (though it seems income distribution, among individuals and between private and government sectors also matters)

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