Links 2/11/14

Links for you. Science:

What Journalists Can Do to Fight Opioid Addiction
US lead in science and technology shrinking
What Is NASA for? The space agency’s need to find a justification for its existence has damaged its integrity.
Boston Latin student diagnosed with whooping cough
How Climate Change Threatens Grizzly Bears

Other:

Obamacare’s Founding CEO Wants To Bring Single Payer To Massachusetts (he seems pretty good on education too)
Parsing The Unintelligible Stefan Pryor (“Miss Vick,” I stammered, “can you disintermediate that for me in a way that unpacks the convergence in assessment-driven terms?”)
The Fall of the USSR
Sponsors of Policy: A Network Analysis of Wealthy Elites, their Affiliated Philanthropies, and Charter School Reform in Washington State
A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Doge. Wow.
Russians put spy-cams in Olympic bathrooms, showers, per Deputy PM
MBTA to bring countdown clock system to bus stations
Douglas S. Culkin leadership FAIL
Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Another Victim of Extremely Stupid Drug Laws: In Hoffman’s domestic or sex life there is no undiscovered riddle – the man was a drug addict and, thanks to our drug laws, his death inevitable.
Veteran EAA teacher: “This reminds me of the Tuskegee Experiment”
New York Times: Seattle Is the Oakland of the North
Postcards of post offices

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