Links 2/5/14

Links for you. Science:

America’s health craze for fish oil is wiping out the world’s rarest shark
Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office
Family urges flu shots after virus claims News 10 advertising executive
Does treating fever spread influenza? (no)
A Valuable Reputation: After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him.

Other:

A Socialist is a Commie is a Thespian is a Kumquat
Diane Ravitch speaks in Westchester
A woman’s place is in the classroom, as long as she doesn’t expect to make an actual career out of it
Usefulness of Value-Added Models for Gauging Teacher Effectiveness Questioned (considering this is from the Educational Testing Service, it’s worth a read)
City councilor: Make slobs pay for cleaning up their messes in neighborhood business districts
160 year-old Documents Intentionally Destroyed in Franklin County, N.C.
Teacher: Tenure Protects Against False Accusations
The Day We Lost Atlanta: How 2 lousy inches of snow paralyzed a metro area of 6 million.
City Council: Bostonians need their weather news
Tale of two cities: Census shows ‘troubling trend’ in economic segregation in Cambridge
The real problem with dangerous goon Michael Grimm
Why It’s Time For The Peter Jackson Era Of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ To End
One-Third of Americans Who Were Middle Class in 2008 Now Consider Themselves Lower or Lower Middle Class
A Lesson In Compassion (From Within A “Family Values” State)
Postal Banking: Maybe Not So Crazy After All

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