Links 3/20/14

Links for you. Science:

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It
The Real Issue That Vaccine Truthers Like Jenny McCarthy Should Be Focusing On
Just a reminder, there are more eukaryotes than just metazoans
The Foolish Anti-Vax Cause
Ask DrugMonkey: How do we focus the reviewer on ‘Innovation’?

Other:

Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis? Gutted by the economy, shipwrecked by nostalgia, Gen X stares down a midlife crisis. Winona Ryder can’t save it (lousy title notwithstanding, excellent)
Former Dept. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Says Critics of MMT are “Reaching” (important and accessible)
The Tenure Take-Back: The response to a professor who lost her job offer when she tried to negotiate reveals the skewed priorities of academia.
I just want to read
Photographing A Town That Never Was: Michael Paul Smith’s Incredible Models (amazing)
How did my fellow Irish-Americans get so disgusting? Stupid tattoos and New Age music on one hand, snarling TV right-wingers on the other. It didn’t have to be this way
Bill Gates wants governments to beg corporations scraps
Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?
Democrats Are In For a World of Hurt If They Keep Running From Obamacare (it’s not a great plan, but, damn, they are inept)
The War Nerd: Everything you know about Crimea is wrong(-er)
In Mass., public records can be hard to get
Town judge — and ‘spiritual’ weight loss consultant — elected to NY Regents
Christie’s charter school nightmare: “White flight, and they’re bankrupting us”–“We are creating separate but equal school systems,” Hoboken school board president warns
Has the time come for floating cities?

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