Links 4/8/14

Links for you. Science:

Riding the epidemic curve to glory, Gram-negative edition
No, Rats Are Not Exonerated From The Black Death
Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Riddle Finally Solved
Natural decline: Few biology degrees still feature natural history. Is the naturalist a species in crisis?
Contaminated chicken: Illnesses surge, Denmark attacks salmonella in program that proves a success

Other:

An oppressive white privileged heteronormative look at Suey Park’s SQUIRREL! interview (Suey Park did a lot of damage to a legitimate claim)
Hobby Jobby: You Were Always Being Played (must-read)
Ryan wants to take health care away from millions of people and replace it with … uh … something (read the post for the last sentence)
New Tests: Where Is the Great Literature? (read the last sentence; that’s what education reform is all about now, original intentions be damned)
Day 3, Grades 3-5. (the reality of extensive high-stakes testing; I don’t remember ever being subjected to this in third grade)
While struggling to build companies, some founders also quietly battle depression
The Brittle Grip, Part 3
Same Kids, Same Building, Same Lies
Dear Andrew Sullivan, ‘Left-Liberal Intolerance’ Did Not Bring Down Mozilla’s CEO
Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy (made this point a while ago)
ProPublica Goes After The Wrong Man In Its ‘Dollars For Docs’ Crusade
Dear Bill Maher: Here’s Why You’re Wrong About Tenure
Hobbes Was Right: Anarchy Sucks
Unidentified women cleaning a Boston alley, circa 1960-1968

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