Links 2/7/14

Links for you. Science:

Sean Carroll, Edge, and falsifiability
How to Lie With Statistics (in the Age of Big Data)
We Need G.M.O. Wheat
Funders have no clue what synthetic biology actually is
Spitting on the graves of children lost to influenza

Other:

If It Happened There: In Brutal Contest of Strength and Strategy, a Culture Is Revealed (excellent)
5 Important Facts You Need To Know To Understand The College Sexual Assault Crisis
What is the Disposable Employee Model?
At 40 Years Old, Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters
Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement. Choosing to behave consciously as if the sexual attention of men is not my top priority has made more of a difference to how my life has turned out than I ever imagined.
A new game
Newbury St, looking east, on Sept 9, 1912
Krugman the moderate
Disgraceland: Steven Van Zandt rips on Paul Simon
Annual Boston Homeless Census Reveals 3.8% Increase: The number of homeless children increased by 4.3 percent from 1,971 to 2,056 this year.
Google, Apple and other tech firms likely colluded to keep their workers’ wages down. So much for that libertarian worldview (my thoughts here)
Excuse me, but we shouldn’t be moving on from West Virginia’s chemical spill: America has grown a vast and complex regulatory and financial support system for cheap, dirty energy. This isn’t over

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