Links 2/9/14

Links for you. Science:

It’s increasingly difficult to get snow in D.C.
The Crimes Of Lead: Research on the toxic metal’s effects on the brain bolsters the hypothesis that childhood exposure is linked to criminal acts
The passing of a giant
Researcher reveals microbiome involved in everything; wishes everyone would shut up about it
Congratulations! Your Ineffectual Genetic Test Results Have Arrived!

Other:

Dear America, I Saw You Naked: And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent. (must-read)
Verizon Using Recent Net Neutrality Victory to Wage War Against Netflix
The Disposable Economy
Boston’s black-market cigarette problem: A new report suggests smuggling is rampant—and we may have well-intentioned policies to blame
In a world ruled by youth, “experienced” is the new “obsolete”
Boston’s turn to host Super Bowl is coming
Ghosts of World War II
New York Times Reporters Go Full Driftglass
Martin Wolf Sounds Cautionary Note on Rise of Robots
Obama Got $20 Million from Healthcare Industry in 2008. Was Killing Single Payer Part of the Deal?
The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh
Opportunity Class
Parent of dying boy has to prove her son can’t take standardized test
In Sochi, Every Single Phone and Laptop Is Definitely Getting Hacked
I Believe Dylan Farrow: But Whom You Believe Depends on Which Story You Recognize
Asia’s 1937 Syndrome (I hope this is wrong)

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1 Response to Links 2/9/14

  1. Min says:

    About Dylan Farrow’s claims of abuse:

    I believe that Dylan Farrow is telling the truth about what she remembers. But given what we know about human memory, I think that her best account is from her first interview, which, from what I have read, was contradictory. So I just do not know.

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