Links for you. Science:
What Really Killed William Henry Harrison?
The end of night: An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness
Don’t Kiss the Cadaver: Since 1976, Africa has reported over 2,000 cases of Ebola. Lessons were learned — it’s now up to Guinea to remember them.
Is complex disease risk predictable, or even parseable? Problems without solutions?
The large-scale blast score ratio (LS-BSR) pipeline: a method to rapidly compare genetic content between bacterial genomes
Hey, liberal hawks: Stop hating the anti-war left (must-read)
Have you been reading about those private SF shuttles and sighing in envy? (Google buses coming to Boston? We actually have a pretty good transit system)
Trigger Warning: This article is critical of trigger warnings
On the Positive Features of Drunken Idiots
Today In Willful Blindness
The Dangers of Victimizing Ph.D.’s (this article ignores the sunken costs of a PhD–PhDs have to pay their dues twice, especially women who want to have children)
Why American Eggs Would Be Illegal In A British Supermarket, And Vice Versa
Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’
This Is What Life in a Plutocracy Looks Like
Want to cut the rich’s influence? Take away their money!
Ten Lessons We Must Learn from Charles Keating
Hire an Ex-Slacker Today (real problem is that we have a jackpot/winner-take-all society; there’s no room for the ‘wanderers’)
The Myth Behind Public School Failure