Links 1/18/14

Links for you. Science:

Enviros and climate scientists continue their fight over nuclear power
You’re probably not doing metagenomics
It’s a Myth: There’s No Evidence That Coffee Stunts Kids’ Growth. The long-held misconception can be traced to claims made in advertisements for Postum, an early 1900s coffee alternative
Amy Harmon: When good journalists cross the anti-GMO cult
For God’s Sake, Go Get a Flu Shot

Other:

Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing
Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? Hint: Not Cognitive Ability
Tweed Insider Reviews IBO Report on Charter Schools
The Education You Deserve: An open letter to my students at a “no excuses” charter school in Boston
More young adults call streets of Boston home: The rise in homelessness, especially among the young, an unmet challenge for city rich in promise
How the Corporate Class Is Using Teach for America to Turn K-12 Teaching Into a Temporary, Low-Paying Job: Having seen how it operates from the inside, I’m convinced that TFA serves to privatize public education.
Michelle Wu talks of change, votes otherwise
Kill the Poor
Chris Mayer: How Fiat Money Works
Top Ten Ways Ariel Sharon Ruined Israel and the Middle East

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2 Responses to Links 1/18/14

  1. colnago80 says:

    The mad biologist should be ashamed of himself for posting a link to an Israel basher like Juan Cole, at one time an apologist for the mad mullahs who run Iran, commenting on Israel or Sharon.

    • Robert L Bell says:

      Do you have any specific criticisms of any point made by Professor Cole, or are you simply venting existential angst over his presence in this world?

      Like him or not, he is in fact an expert on NAME affairs: unlike most of the people you find shooting their mouths off.

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