Links 5/20/14

Links for you. Science:

De Novo Assembly of Bacterial Genomes Using mate pair technology and the MiSeq® System (pdf)
Time to end ordered authorship
Beringia, the Lost Territory Where Americans Evolved
Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?
Why Antibiotic Dreams Don’t Come True

Other:

Glassholes at Work
Massive Pipeline Rupture Coats Streets Of Los Angeles In ‘Knee-High’ Crude Oil
Republican frontrunner for Senate in Montana wants schools to teach creationism
Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network
Bad data journalism (though I disagree about the one variable issue; sometimes one variable does account for a huge amount of variance)
How Karl Rove, Rich Lowry and Politico are damaging America
This spread of ‘holy fascism’ is a disaster
The War Nerd: Nigeria’s Inevitable Mess
What Really Should Be Done About Benghazi
False equivalency in the NYT: How Jeremy Peters’s voter ID reporting is even more wrong than you think
Was American Democracy Always Doomed? Most critiques of democracy as it currently exists assume that democracy can and should be fixed. Is that too optimistic?
What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is Primarily About Pleasure?
A Sulz on Women

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