Links 7/18/14

Links for you. Science:

Is Siberia a Safe Place for Smallpox?
Bio-Unsafety Level 3: Could the Next Lab Accident Result in a Pandemic? So-called gain-of-function pathogen research will likely receive closer scrutiny after three U.S. biolab incidents
Our Bees, Ourselves: Bees and Colony Collapse
U.S. biosafety panel to come out of hibernation with new members (the headline misses the key point of the story)

Other:

Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Mainline Antifreeze, Part The Infinity (awesome rant)
The Rise of the Non-Working Rich
The True Cost of a Burger (interesting, but how many businesses would be profitable without government subsidies and externalities? Not many I think)
Life Without Cars
Never mind those dead kids, check out our NRA gunbunnies
Getting the Government Out of Your Wedding
Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts
SHOCKING! National Enquirer’s hit job on Pando reporter didn’t disclose huge conflict of interest
Pennies
Who is more pro-motherhood? Pro-choice or anti-choice? (Hint: Pro all the way.)
Why Is Arne Duncan Still Pushing the Dangerous Myth of Low Expectations?
Schneider’s Ten Reform Claims: A Reader

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