Links 9/9/13

Links for you. Science:

Standard-Bearer in Evolution Fight: Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools
Cutting off our nose to spite our face: Scientific funding in the age of sequestration
Confessions of an early career scientist (interesting and gutsy; hope it works)
Cancer research in crisis: Are the drugs we count on based on bad science?
A most bizarre and mysterious cocoon

Other:

Down on the Ground, Syrian Policy is Notably Lacking in Virtue (must-read)
The Grace of God (really good)
DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Five frameworks! Part 1—The mystery (great minds think alike)
Shadow Of A Drought
Americans working more, relaxing less than their peers: Tom Schaller says that despite increased productivity, U.S. workers have not enjoyed higher pay or more vacation time
DO RIGHT-WINGERS EVEN BELIEVE IN ENFORCING “NORMS”? (interesting)
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy: a new model for American liberalism?
A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain
Why The Sharing Economy Isn’t
Various Thoughts on Online Comments
Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists (note: from late May)
Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
Labor Day Hooray: Longshoremen Cut Ties with AFL-CIO
Labor Day
Capitalist democracy doesn’t pay a living wage: Politicians like D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray are more eager to appease big ticket retailers than their constituents
Scenes from Allston Christmas 2013
3D-Printed Guns Are Crap

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