Links 5/30/14

Links for you. Science:

In conversation with… Françoise Barré-Sinoussi: Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
Washington, D.C.: Home of Coyote-Wolves
What Are the Odds That an Artificially Enhanced Flu Strain Could Escape a Lab?
White Hot Insects: Climate Change Leading to Lighter Colors
Harvard report shines light on ex-researcher’s misconduct

Other:

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds: Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by getting the girl. (excellent)
How the Gun Nuts Try to Excuse Away the Santa Barbara Slaughter—and Why They’re All Wrong (excellent)
What’s Wrong With the Internet (long, but really good)
Pickup Artist
Otters Playing A Keyboard? Otters Playing A Keyboard.
The Average American Wedding Is Way Crazier Than Kimye’s: We spend too much on weddings, and it is ruining marriage as a result. (the problem is that weddings are no longer about the married couple but the parents)
Here’s what happens when you introduce airport-style security to the world’s busiest subway (glad to see China can be just as stupid as we are)
Why the Senate Transportation Bill Will Devastate Transit
The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi’s Faith-Based Initiative
College Is a Poor Solution to Income Inequality
FAQ: What are some alternatives to Beats?
“Closing” Lombard Street: The Language of Taking Cars For Granted
The Price of a Sex-Slave Rescue Fantasy
While the Economy Grows, Americans Continue to Drive Less

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1 Response to Links 5/30/14

  1. Horace Boothroyd III says:

    “the problem is that weddings are no longer about the married couple but the parents”

    Sorry Mike, but this is completely backwards. If you read your Emily Post, you will find that weddings are traditionally arranged by the parents and in the style of their usual entertainment – if a bit more so, because it’s an extra special occasion. The problem is that the brides are demanding increasingly splashy extravaganzas and the parents are willing to go into hock for it.

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