Links 8/14/14

Links for you. Science:

Apparently, Giant Anteaters Can Kill People (four inch claws are bad for the complexion)
Scientists turn a brown butterfly purple—in just six generations: Structural and pigment changes combine to turn brown into purple.
Why We Can’t Rule Out Bigfoot: How the null hypothesis keeps the hairy hominid alive.
Meet Kent Anderson, anti-#openaccess campaigner, publisher of Science (must-resist Matrix jokes…)
Free SAS!


How Many People Really, Truly Believe That Abortion Is Murder? (if people did, women who have abortions would be charged with murder–when asked anti-abortionists typically evade the question)
For FedEx and UPS, a Cheaper Route: the Post Office. Agency Stretches to Handle Business From Express Couriers; Is the Price Right? (another corporate subsidy) is a date rape drug detecting lab in your pocket
The promise, and the limits, of tutoring
In New Calculus on Smoking, It’s Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost (this is bad news)
A Militant Jewish Group Confronts Pro-Palestinian Protesters in France
Is it time for a Marshall Plan for Gaza?
Why you’re wrong to get excited about “60%”
What Would Hamas Do If It Could Do Whatever It Wanted?
How a San Francisco Architect Reframes Design for the Blind
Why D.C. Is About to Have Even Less Affordable Housing
Just Raise the Minimum Wage

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1 Response to Links 8/14/14

  1. RE: DC unaffordable housing…

    I’m shocked to see a lot of people suggest that low wage service workers ought to be willing to commute lengthy & expensive distances to their jobs in DC.

    I don’t just mean as far as compassion vs. assholery.
    I mean do they really think the math will make sense to those people?

    Longer commutes mean more expensive commutes, and more money needed to be spent for child care.

    I think it’s more likely the people will just move, period… and get jobs elsewhere if they can.
    When someone is making less than $12/hr… It may make more sense for them to just go elsewhere for living AND working, right? Even if it’s at lower pay, it may wind up that taking less money, but paying a smaller percentage in housing/commuting, will make more sense.

    The people who can’t or won’t move for whatever reason will just dramatically increase quadrupling up into expensive housing.
    (I say quadrupling because people have ALREADY been doubling & tripling up into housing for many years all over the place.)

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