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Links for you. Science:

Killing With Kindness
New Yorkers should relax about new roach species
Metals in your smartphone have no substitutes
New genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes revealed
In Saving A Species, You Might Accidentally Doom It

Other:

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot (“We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows.”)
Robots and the Demographic Crisis
Russell Brand Shuts a Heckler the Fuck Up In the Nicest Possible Way
Economists and Astronomers: Why Are the Former Lost in Space?
39 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time (these are really funny)
Yes, we have Snowden to thank for NSA surveillance debate
MAYOR MARTY’S MAGICAL MUNICIPAL LISTENING TOUR
The World’s Third Oldest Bible, the Codex Washingtonianus, Is Making a Rare Museum Appearance
YOUR HEALTHCARE DOLLARS AT WORK?
The Snowden Effect, Continued
Citizen complaint of the day: I shouldn’t have to fear retribution from my lazy-ass neighbors
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood
“Are we like the old people who talk about how great disco was?”
Why Your Big Move to the Big City May Be Your Last

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