Links 2/12/14

Links for you. Science:

Sorry, dolphins aren’t uniquely intelligent: The trouble with believing in the special smarts of one charming animal
As more people use N50 as a metric, fewer genomes seem to be ‘completed’
Who really discovered trisomy 21? (righting an old wrong)
Get a PhD—but leave academia as soon as you graduate
Earth’s oldest living things!

Other:

Wisse’s World: Where Feminists are Neo-Marxists and Inequality Critics are anti-Semites (excellent takedown)
David Brooks Talks to America’s Kids About Peer Group Pressure
The top 1 percent don’t work harder for their money — they work less
Second-Order Journalism
Blow it out your ass, Sam Zell
McGruff The Crime Dog actor jailed for possessing 1,000 pot plants and a grenade launcher
You Won’t Recognize Sochi In These Old Photos
Idaho Teacher: We Have a Testing Crisis
The Keystone Pipeline Is (Basically) On
Tintin Done H.P. Lovecraft Style
High-Speed Trading Isn’t About Efficiency—It’s About Cheating: When hedge funds use bots to buy and sell stocks within milliseconds, they’re not improving the market. They’re rigging the market. (I’ve been making this point for a very long time. Welcome to the party!)
Stand With the Girl Scouts
Another EAA teacher speaks out, sets the record straight on Chancellor Covington’s rosy assessment
The Teacher Commitment That Cannot Be Evaluated With Tests
Juanita Jean Is Mad As Hell At Wendy Davis
Muddying the waters far from home

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