Links 3/1/14

Links for you. Science:

A Star in a Bottle: An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.
Reductionism! Determinism! Straw-man-ism!
5 reasons to stop using antibacterial soap: You’re not just killing harmful bacteria. Triclosan-based soaps can be bad for your health — and the environment
The man who destroyed America‘s ego: How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas
Offshore Wind Farms Could Knock Down Hurricanes: A forest of 78,000 turbines would have drastically reduced the winds and storm surges from hurricanes Katrina and Sandy


Paul Krugman won’t save us: We need a new conversation about inequality: Democrats are scared of class. But issues like inequality are why liberals exist, and talk can’t be left to elites (absolute must-read)
Economic barriers in the elite University (and in science) (excellent; must-read)
Outrage Porn: How the Need For ‘Perpetual Indignation’ Manufactures Phony Offense
The Internet is fucked (but we can fix it)
Rich People Save; Poor People Don’t
Surprise! Most Subsidies Go to Big Business
Fortune 500 companies receive $63 billion in subsidies
After WhatsApp Deal, Visions of Magic Numbers
‘Daily Show’ obliterates Fox News Confederate apologist: ‘I just un-f*cked your facts’
Voter warns Mary Landrieu on Obama: ‘I don’t vote for black people… They got their place’
Dear Presenter, Please Don’t Drive Me to Suicide During Your Presentation (I agree with most of this)
Boston schools budget would cut jobs, reduce bus service
Twilight in the Box: The suicide statistics, the squalor and the recidivism haven’t ended solitary confinement. Maybe the brain studies will
I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria

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