Links 4/27/14

Links for you. Science:

Gal Science: Stop Being Terrified of Chemicals
Ancient DNA Offers Clues To How Barnyard Chickens Came To Be
Why Fortran Lives
‘Don’t worry, I’m not contagious’ – and other microbiological delusions: As the cold season dribbles relentlessly onward, it’s worth considering who is – or is not – to blame for your misery
An honest methods section


A Barrage Of Bad Arguments In Defense of Teaching Boys To Sexually Harass (excellent)
How Your Supermarket Trafficks In Illegal Wildlife
A Somewhat Strange Piece from Timothy Egan
CEO Pay is Perverse and Must be Fixed to Avoid Recurrent Crises
Philly preppies accused in ‘Main Line take over’ drug operation aimed at cornering supply to fancy schools (it’s probably not “unique”, just the first time they’ve bothered looking)
Welding business sued over fatal Back Bay fire: Building owner says precautions lacking in blaze tied to sparks
Adam Smith is not the antidote to Thomas Piketty (a good rule of thumb is when someone refers to Adam Smith’s “invisible hand”, it’s safe to assume they’ve never actually read The Wealth of Nations)
What the broadcasters don’t get about Aereo (considering in many major metro areas you can’t get reception for the supposedly-free stations, it’s hard to feel sorry for the broadcasters–invest in some fucking antennas or get out of the way)
Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers?
Why we must defend Josie Cunningham’s right to an abortion: Josie Cunningham’s decision to put career first is no different to that made by thousands of women seeking abortion. So why has she been subjected to a national hate campaign?
Climate change denialism is a tribal marker for old white Republican males
Is buying a house a better investment than buying stock?

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3 Responses to Links 4/27/14

  1. bluefoot says:

    The Uber article was interesting, if a little all over the place. My sister and I were just talking last week about a sketchy experience of a friend of hers while using Uber. People don’t seem to realize that regulations around cabs were created for a reason, and they protect passengers and drivers alike.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    A Somewhat Strange Piece from Timothy Egan


    The planes are good places to produce oil and gas, some other natural resource minerals, And staple commodity crops.

    Wrong. Airplanes consume oil and gas, not produce them.

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