Links 4/25/14

Links for you. Science:

Absurd Creature of the Week: World’s Most Badass Ant Skydives, Uses Own Head as a Shield
A fruit fly is not a mammal, and other revelations from the museum
Solar Power Satellites: A Visual Introduction
Hobby Lobby, IUDs, and the facts

Other:

Fox News ‘Hero’ Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher
Immersion in propaganda, race-based nationalism and the un-figure-outable vortex of Juche Thought: Colin Marshall talks to B.R. Myers, author of The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why it Matters
Another Monster Heard From
Torquemada was not a whiner
Beyond the Laffer Curve — the case for confiscatory taxation
UConn’s 2,135 graduate assistants unionize
Let Them Eat Code
The first unit is expensive: Wu-Tang Clan edition
What’s the matter with Topeka? They haven’t learned a damned thing in 60 years.
Cliven Bundy’s ailing America: What a wingnut rancher’s rise says about our waning democracy
Reasons Why San Francisco Is the Worst Place Ever
The Civil War Death Toll, Reconsidered
The most important skill necessary for success in our “meritocracy”? Brown-nosing the new aristocrats.
Beyond the Plunder: The Misunderstood Life of Pirates
Hard to Handle

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