Links 6/22/14

Links for you. Science:

Mass. leads nation in life sciences jobs, says report
Fake Antibiotics Feed Growing Worldwide Superbugs Threat
Thorium: Energy Savior or Red Herring?
Is it Really “Scientifically Impossible” to Keep Your Weight Off?

Other:

What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse
Contrary to Neil Irwin, “We” Are Not All Crony Capitalists
They Came. They Sawed. In 1973 a ragtag group of Texans scrounged up $60,000 and created a film so violent and visionary that it shocked the world. But if you thought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was strange, then you haven’t heard the story of how it got made.
‘Ambiguity proposes, preference disposes’: We have to choose
Heritage event attendee describes ‘a hostile, unfriendly environment’
Why I Miss D.C. Media Girl
Leading scientist ejected by audience after ‘trying to crowd surf’ at classical music concert
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page editor: Readers like that we dropped George Will
Skyscraper envisioned at Back Bay station
To those focusing on tenure, you’re doing it wrong

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3 Responses to Links 6/22/14

  1. dr2chase says:

    That thorium article was extraordinarily crappy; the Wikipedia article is much more amusing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_fluoride_thorium_reactor#Disadvantages

  2. Cars expand/contract to the point that congestion is really obnoxious but the economy can just barely continue to function. Funny.

    When I was a kid, I’d spend the summers on my grandparents’ farm (West Peabody, MA) and Sundays we’d drive to my uncle’s place in Tamworth NH. The traffic coming back was always horrific, and this was the late 1950s.

    So I always wonder why more people don’t simply decide to not own a car. They’re expensive, stinky, dangerous, a god-awful waste of time (if you include the time to park, public transportation is always faster in any city anyone with any sense would care to live in), and trash the planet. But no one does. And we think lemmings are bad…

  3. colnago80 says:

    The St. Louis Post Dispatch dumps the wife swapper George Will. When is the Washington Post going to do the same.

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