Links 8/25/13

Links for you. Science:

Urgent Task for Insect: Stop a Relentless Vine
Rocks in Space
An Open Letter to My Former NSA Colleagues: Mathematicians, why are you not speaking out?
16 Things BuzzFeed Doesn’t Know About The Ocean
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cuts Science Staff Weeks After Native Garden Debut

Other:

On the Difference Between Twenty and Thirty…
Looters Shatter Museum of Ancient Egyptian Treasures
The Moment When Science Fiction Split off From Competence Porn
Climate Change’s Original Sin
What is the Liquidity Trap?
Spartacus the mule (NY Times editor is worried about being bugged)
Ron Paul to be keynote speaker at anti-Semitic conference (FREEDOM!)
The rich, summed up: Nepotism, cronyism, narcissism
‘The Age of Denial and the Marketplace of Ideas’
Sum Sum Sum Sum Sum Sum Summertime
They really want to get to your private information
Why the IOC’s Olympic-sized, Big Gay Russian Problem Isn’t Going Away—and Shouldn’t: Jews, too, have a stake in the Olympic committee’s cowardly attempt to stifle gay rights protests at Sochi this winter (Meet the new Tzar, same as the old Tzar)
Colorado lawmaker blames minority poverty on fried chicken (what about that excessively rhythmic music? Dear Intelligent Designer…)

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