Links 10/13/13

Links for you. Science:

Genes Suggest European Women at Root of Ashkenazi Family Tree
Salmonella tied to Foster Farms chicken hospitalizes dozens, may be drug-resistant
Nobel complexity: How the prize for the Higgs can mislead about the actual workings of science
NASA missions struggle to cope with shutdown: Mars rovers keep going, but other spacecraft are grounded for now.
Meetings That Flatter, but May Not Deliver
Nobel Prizes 2013: An award for the Higgs Boson theorists, but not for the people who found it

Other:

Michele Bachmann Outcrazies Herself In Bizarre ‘End Times’ Interview (what’s disturbing is that she feels comfortable saying this in a public forum)
Americans Are Poorly Educated, Part XXVI (pretty much my take on this)
Billionaires– An Existential Threat To Democracy
How to reduce the gender gap in one (relatively) easy step (in academia mostly)
“Maybe we can live like this”… (on national parks and the shutdown–excellent)
MIT Sociology
There’s Still Some Fun In Politics
How Can NSA Protect Our Power Grid from Cyberattack When It Can’t Keep Its Own Power On? (we assume our intelligence apparatus is competent; it’s not)
Jon Stewart Roasts Kathleen Sebelius, Calls Her a Liar
Union Impact and Non-Impact
How Slavery Changed the US South
Democrats should tell Republicans what they really want (something dirty hippies were saying a couple of weeks ago)
The US Has Low Taxes — So Why Do People Feel Ripped Off?

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2 Responses to Links 10/13/13

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Links 10/13/13

    I was expecting to see an article about time travel in the science links.

  2. Gavolt says:

    I really wish the US stats from the OECD literacy study could be broken down further. I wonder what, if any, drag the South is having on the country as a whole.

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