Links 2/26/14

Links for you. Science:

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads
What’s happening with Staphylococcus aureus?
Meth Panic! American Media’s Drug Hysteria Vilifies Poor People. New report by Dr. Carl Hart argues the meth panic is like the crack panic all over again.
Wolves May Be Losing a Nasty Political Battle
Here’s why the scientific publishing system can never be “fixed”


Lesser Evil Dems Faux-Fight for Near-Starvation Minimum Wage
Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs
Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete
Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp
Follow the blood money: Exposing the secret US banking operations that help fund suicide bombers
A Teacher’s Advice to Bill Gates
Weekend Diversion: Building Down. As the population of cities continues to grow, real estate runs out fast. But one innovative solution may be the wave of the future: building down!
Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine
Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life (make of this what you will)
Not the Problem
With liberty and justice for all
Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?
Yanis Varoufakis: Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism?
Good Samaritan Backfire or How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help
We Need More Nuance from the CBO (yes, we do)

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