Links 12/14/13

Links for you. Science:

Not Ready for Prime Time: 23andMe
Invasive Cockroach Resistant to Freezing Cold Found on High Line
How Not to Teach Math (also see this and this)
What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario (I covered this a year ago, but ‘new’ I guess)
I Got My Personal Genome Mapped and It Was Bullshit

Other:

The Dead Hand Versus the Invisible Hand, Urban Edition
First They Come for Your Insurance Coverage. Is Your Bank Account Next?
Tea Party obstruction and liberal hypocrisy, defied: NYU grad students poised to make history. GOP senators and Obama’s Treasury Secretary helped NYU shut out its grad students for 8 years. That’s about to end
The Failed de Blasio Mayorlty
*Santa* brandbook (funny)
For economic stimulus, pensions beat stadiums and server farms
Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire: The invisible hand waves bye-bye to Eddie Lampert, whose business plan has run Sears into the ground
Fortune flacks for the ‘sharing economy’
Liz Cheney to anti-apartheid protesters in 1988: ‘Nobody’s listening’
SigFig takes on investment fees with automated portfolio management, just $10 per month
Just two sentences make Americans as pro-welfare as Danes
Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools (a longitudinal study!)
New Study Says Poverty Rate Hasn’t Budged For 40 Years (this is why friends don’t let friends elect neo-liberals and conservatives)

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2 Responses to Links 12/14/13

  1. jrkrideau says:

    How not to teach math.

    That sounds like a perfect wy to end up with complete enumerates by Gr. 4

    As an alternative have a look at http://jumpmath.org/cms/ which actually seems to work. Well a couple of half-decent evalations make it look good and the philosopy and methods make a lot of snse from a learning theory point of view.

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