Links 1/11/14

Links for you. Science:

Growing Up Unvaccinated: I had the healthiest childhood imaginable. And yet I was sick all the time.
Urbanization Has Been Destroying the Environment Since the Very First Cities
Could you have the flu?
Evolution Hidden in Plain Sight
How do hummingbirds thrive in the Andes? New research finds that hummingbird species living at high altitudes have independently evolved hemoglobin with enhanced oxygen-binding properties so they can thrive in oxygen-poor environments.

Other:

Nassim Taleb used to be my hero. But today, he’s just plain wrong.
Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23
The Real Privacy Problem
How the Village reacted to the CIA revelations back in the 70s
The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle’s 1999 Protesters Were Right. The WTO demonstrators were the “Occupy” movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right.
Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet
Data, Portfolios & the Path Forward for NYC (& Elsewhere)
Sen. Schumer is Wrong; Snowden Would Be Barred From Arguing His Case At Trial
Here’s What’s Going To Happen Next In Fallujah
Satanic Temple unveils 7-foot goat-headed Baphomet statue for Oklahoma Capitol
The Misdirected Outrage Over The Wolf of Wall Street
The Media’s Morality Play and Melissa Harris-Perry
3 Under 3

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