Links 8/24/13

Links for you. Science:

Research commercialization: not just for profit
8-Year-Old Never Ages, Could Reveal ‘Biological Immortality’
A few words about math (excellent)
Roaches in NYC Cluster by Neighborhood
Lizards Save California from Lyme Disease
The Top 50 NIH-Funded Universities (surprised Harvard and MIT both rank so low–doesn’t seem right)

Other:

When Jeff Toobin was Snowden and Greenwald, but just for money (now it’s getting exciting!)
Why Progressives Are Lame
How to Become a Part-Time Worker Without Really Trying
23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert
How low can you get: the minimum wage scam. Wonder why benefit spending is rising? Simple: corporations get away with crappy wages, so government has to make up the rest
Americans’ Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s (though it’s the 45+ crowd that doesn’t like them)
The God of ‘SNL’ Will See You Now
The Citi Bike Story No One’s Talking About: Only 3 Injuries in 500,000 Rides
Report: Long-term education investments lead to higher wages
Polls Reach Different Conclusions on Teacher Evaluations Tied to Scores
The Pizza of Privilege: My Experiences with Anti-Semitism in Academia (last paragraph is key)
Those struggling $300,000-a-year households in the WSJ
Impeachment? Bring It On
Disappointed, Not Surprised
A Pathetic Slap from a Lying Bully

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3 Responses to Links 8/24/13

  1. joemac53 says:

    As is my habit, I read several of your daily links. The last one, about a “lying bully” was not easy to get through. I am an old, non-tweeting guy. Journalism by tweets sucks.

  2. diegovela says:

    Foust? Ha.
    Use google

    “Going after Elena Kostyuchenko is as low as it gets: She’s the only independent journalist to get a report out of Zhanaozen, where Kazakh riot police slaughtered up to 70-plus striking oil workers and locals. It was Kostyuchenko’s on-the-ground reporting, in a city cordoned off and under violent martial law in order to keep reporters like her out, that blew a hole in the regime’s official lowball death toll figure of 13-17 or so—the more “acceptable” death toll figure that Foust demanded others in the Western media abide by as well. Kostyuchenko’s eyewitnesses and sources reported a death toll closer to 100, while Kyrgyzstan’s opposition channel K-Plus reported up to 70 dead and 500 wounded, which the AFP ran on its wires.

    It was when I contradicted the Kazakhstan dictator’s official death count that Foust first attacked me. So in order to protect Nazarbayev, Foust & Friends have taken on the sordid business of smearing one of Russia’s most daring, heroic independent journalists as a “rumor monger,” comparing her to a “hag” or “village bimbo” who spreads gossip and believes anything she’s told.”

  3. Lindsay says:

    Huh. For my age group, the 1990s are tied for most popular decade! With the ’20s. I’m not sure what to make of the desire to return to the ’20s … yes, there was awesome stuff happening in art, music and literature, but what about the Crash of 1929? And the state of medicine at the time … women still died in childbirth a lot more than they do now (from the graph on this page it looks like maybe a little less than 800/100,000 live births in 1920, and about 700/100,000 in 1930), and Fleming didn’t publish his discovery of penicillin until the end of the decade, so I guess you were SOL if you caught something and couldn’t clear it on your own.

    I think I’d pick the ’90s. Or just stay here.

    (And of course it’s the 65+ folks who all want to go back to the ’50s! No surprises there!)

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