Links 8/5/14

Links for you. Science:


Whole-Genome Sequencing Expected to Revolutionize Outbreak Investigations
(other groups are also involved in this, but weren’t mentioned…)
Dinosaurs Had the Worst Luck
Drug-resistant malaria is a disaster. We have one chance to halt it: Only an all-out assault on falciparum malaria in south-east Asia – mass dosing of the well and the sick – can save millions of children
World’s Richest Doctor Buys World’s Most Powerful DNA Sequencer

Other:

Mass Surveillance, Leak Investigations and the Chilling Effect Against Journalism
Plagiarism in the Internet age: The issue isn’t copying, it’s attribution
David Berliner Responds to Economists Who Discount Role of Child Poverty
Part time work and Obamacare: Why some Americans hate the Democrats right now
Several Species of Small Privileged Onanists Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Couric
Suspended Animation in the Strip
The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
Education Is Not Like Eating at the Olive Garden
Race to the Top, Wasn’t
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin: The U.S. ranks lower than Oman, Saudi Arabia and Barbados for infrastructure.
Hillary Clinton’s cynical religion (“America was ready for an African-American president, and it is ready for a female president. But it is not ready for an honest president, and it is not ready for an unbelieving president.”)
Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that American reformers now ignore

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3 Responses to Links 8/5/14

  1. Winston Smith says:

    There.
    Is.
    No.
    Mass.
    Surveillance.

    Gleenwald spun his little fairytales knowing full well that gullibles like have a strong want to believe so you would eat it up with a spoon, but you of all people should understand how tenuously sourced those hysterical exaggerations are. Or maybe not, perhaps you have a science degree and a crony’s sinecure that allows you to eat your science brain like a sea squirt.

    Anyway, the one lasting consequence of all this paranoid gibbering is that potential whistleblowers are now too frightened by tall tales of NSA omniscience that nobody is coming forward anymore. Thanks a lot, Eddie, if you had chosen to trust a real journalist instead of that incompetent hack them maybe – just maybe – some long term good might have come from all this upset.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

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