Links 4/21/14

Links for you. Science:

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark: Meet ‘photoswitches,’ a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.
Triclosan aids nasal invasions by staph
Steak, It’s What’s for Publication
Fast Principal Component Analysis of Large-Scale Genome-Wide Data

Other:

Judges Blind To Justice: Matt Taibbi’s new book, The Divide, illuminates the corruption in our courtrooms. (as always, Moe Tcacik is great)
Karl Polanyi Explains It All
Siemens offers $660 million to help narrow skills gap
Oscar Pistorius’ Paranoia To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
The market isn’t free if the elites hijack it: Despite controversy, Ecuador’s president has been successful targeting inequality
What the French E-mail Meme Reveals About America’s Runaway Culture of Work
A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation
Why I Fixed Fights
Delicious Irony: Glenn Beck The Target Of Paranoid Anger He Helped Create
Pro-Russia Official Disavows Fliers Ordering Jews To ‘Register’ In East Ukraine
Uncivil Disobedience and the Opposite of Patriotism

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1 Response to Links 4/21/14

  1. joe mccauley says:

    I don’t want to register at the Globe to leave a comment, but the number “60 seats, which would have cost about $72 million”, if true, explains why public schools do not do what Siemens would like them to do. Companies should be willing to invest in their workers. Schools are not specifically “work-force” producers.
    I wanted my math and physics students to be excited about learning more in college. I never produced any physicists or mathematicians, but there are plenty of my former students who went on to get doctorates in those fields. Go figure.
    Still, I’m very happy that Siemens is helping out.

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