Links 8/28/13

Links for you. Science:

Ant Hunting in a Rare Illinois Sand Prairie
This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers
Why Doesn’t NASA Just Look for Life?
Why GMO Food Opponents Shouldn’t Freak Out About Cauliflower Virus DNA
Why we’re a magnet for life sciences


Seeing ‘New Jim Crow’ Placards Seized by Police & More From the March on Washington (must-read)
A Note from the Future: a Computer-Needs Questionnaire from 1953
Simon Stålenhag’s Art (amazing)
Poll: Rising confidence in U.S. public school teachers. While still critical of country’s education system, parents are increasingly pleased with teachers’ performance
Maybe You Get Bad Customer Service Because You’re a Bad Customer
What the Media Won’t Say About Chris Lane’s Murder
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?
My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander
The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates
Exploring Saline’s Secret Costs (my thoughts here and here)
Jeff Bezos’ Newspaper Runs Joke Front Page Story on Deficit
My Close Encounter of the Third Kind with Finance Capitalism, or Why the State Liquor Agency Is a Necessity
FOOLED ABOUT SCHOOLS: Black kids beat Finland!

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