Links 12/20/13

Links for you. Science:

Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans’ Staggering HIV/AIDS Rate
FDA Scrutinizes Antibacterial Products for Hormonal Disruption, Bacterial Resistance
A Hobbyist Challenges Papers on Growth of Dinosaurs
Inflatable Moth Butt Featherdusters
Does Purell Breed Superbugs? (no)

Other:

Was It Something We Said?
David Brooks Drunk Dials America
Read the “Stomach-Churning” Sexual Assault Accusations Against R. Kelly in Full
39 Things Women in Their 30s Need for 2014–According to two random women in their 30s
Who Am I to Judge? A radical Pope’s first year.
Vatican Fashion Leader Removed From Influential Post
White Like Me: Why the debate about Santa’s whiteness actually matters for politics.
Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp. For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity (actually, it wasn’t well-intended; they didn’t want to force their corporate donors to pay higher wages and salaries)
Costa Rica’s peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off: The small Central American nation got rid of its armed forced 65 years ago, and the Ticos are a happier people for it.
Letter from the British Board of Film Censors after seeing To Kill a Mockingbird
The 1% is Hogging so much of our Income that it’s Holding the Economy Back
Why the US spends so much on medical care — revised
The Miracle of Profit-Sharing: Year 65 and Still No Layoffs

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