Links for you. Science:
Have the Vikings built a Thunderdome for Migratory Birds?
US agency updates rules on sharing genomic data: Changes clarify procedures for telling participants in NIH-funded studies how their data might be used.
Is there a creativity deficit in science? If so, the current funding system shares much of the blame.
White House takes notice of reproducibility in science, and wants your opinion
The Memphis Conversation
The Education Conversation ‘Reformers’ Want Versus The One They Get
So, did you guys hear we caught a terrorist last week?
ECOT Tycoon William Lager Donating Large and Living Larger On Public Education Funding (grifters gonna grift)
The Origin of the ‘Freshman 15’ Myth: Most young adults gain only about three pounds during their first year, about the same as those who don’t attend college. So why is there such a strong misconception to the contrary?
David Frum Doesn’t Understand Virginia or Boston (old, but I like this one)
FCC chair makes a good case for net neutrality in speech, but ultimately doesn’t deliver
Bellwether Flubs Teacher Evaluation Argument (“What Adelman and Chuong really mean is that districts continue to ignore the kind of performance measures that Adelman and Chuong believe they should not ignore. Administrators insist on using their own professional judgment instead of relying on state-issued, VAM-infested, numbly numbery, one-size-measures-all widget wizardy evaluation instruments. Of course districts make decisions about teachers based on job performance; just not the way Adelman and Chuong want them to.”)
It’s time for a diagnosis: Israel’s settlement disease is terminal. Now it’s official: the settlements are a punishment. A collective one, of the sort considered a war crime under international law.
Apple reportedly partners with banks, negotiates deep discounts on payment processing rates