Links 7/13/14

Links for you. Science:

The Stagnating Job Market for Young Scientists: Employment rates for STEM Ph.D.s are down or stagnant across the board.
New Challenges of Next-Gen Sequencing
This herd of wild elephants enjoys a stroll through a hotel lobby
Hints of Life’s Start Found in a Giant Virus
Good, Kindhearted Parents are Pro-GMO

Other:

Solutions
Why can’t women just use the other 16 contraception methods not mentioned in Hobby Lobby ruling?
20 Most Annoying Habits In Public Transportation (many of the pictures are from Boston)
New urbanism isn’t just for liberals — conservatives should embrace it too. Walkable cities? Mixed-use developments? It’s no socialist pipe dream.
Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom
The Weird And Wonderful World Of Indoor Farming
Why can’t Metro keep more trains on the Blue Line? (money)
Hillary Clinton’s Inequality Rhetoric Is Weak: No, we’re not “all in this mess together”
Why Obama Must Go to the Border Immediately: Deriding the overly political nature of politics was a nice way to run for president in 2008. It was a nice appeal to national unity. It’s also a completely inadequate response to the current crisis.
These Steampunk Computers Transport Us To The Victorian Retro Future
Mass. House acts to beef up gun rules: Both sides in issue back legislation

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2 Responses to Links 7/13/14

  1. Robert L Bell says:

    Back in 1980, newly minted Ivy PhDs were told not to worry about jobs because the University of California would be retiring soon and there would be space enough around the country for all of us.

    What a laugh. Three and a half decades later, jobs are scarce and real compensation has remained exactly flat. I stayed in because I loved the work, but it does chafe that I can only afford the same house that I bought so long ago. Friends who caught on early and transitioned into the non-idealistic smart guy professions routinely get five-eight-fifteen times my annual compensation.

    And they are generally not the smartest ones in the class, nor the hardest workers, so I like to throat punch wankers who try to spin me that lie.

    So about the kids, all I can say is “too bad, and you had better learn to negotiate” because they found themselves in a horrible time to be starting out.

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