Links 11/24/13

Links for you. Science:

Against storytelling of scientific results
The Quest to End the Flu: The methods used to make flu vaccines are slow and sometimes unreliable, and new viruses threaten to outrun them. Can researchers find a way to stay ahead?
The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear
Luminous Beauty: The Secret World of Fluorescent Arthropods
Fred Sanger (1918 – 2013)

Other:

Do Negative Rates Call For a Permanent Expansion of the Government? (I have related thoughts here)
Public universities should be free
Oh just let them die then
This old house: General’s historic homestead, long a puzzle for Harvard, has potential as teaching museum
Why Adjunct Professors Don’t Just Find Other Jobs
Squandering Our Moral Capital
Are There No Workhouses?
On World Toilet Day, Revisiting Calvin Johnson’s Awesome Toilet Invention
Shiller vs. Fama vs. the Skeptics (and by skeptics, we mean hard scientists)
How an Unfalsifiable Counterterrorism Strategy Makes Us Less Safe: The secrecy of the national security bureaucracy makes it impossible to hold them accountable when their policies aren’t working.
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet
King David, ‘vile human being’: The Biblical hero seems to have been a terrible person, argues Joel S. Baden.

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1 Response to Links 11/24/13

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Online essay claimed Jews deserve wrath

    A Christian journal run by Harvard College undergraduates published an essay on its blog by an anonymous Jewish convert to Christianity who said that Jews killed Jesus and therefore deserve God’s wrath…

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