Links 9/14/14

Links for you. Science:

Oxford Takes Some Flak, Fires Back
Long Term Direction of Nanopore Sequencing – Three Ways from Here
Reanalysis Lays Bare MinION Review’s Spectacular Flaws
Thoughts on Oxford Nanopore’s MinION mobile DNA sequencer
Don’t Pet the Fuzzy Caterpillar


Gene Simmons: ‘Rock Is Finally Dead’. The Kiss rocker expands on his thoughts about the past, present, and future of recorded music (this is really good. No, really)
10 Reasons Young Women Absolutely Need to Vote in the Midterms
When Neighborhood Re-Branding Celebrates What’s Disappearing: “Branding” revamped neighborhoods for a barely past history can feel like a backhanded homage.
The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again (related thoughts here)
How your new smartwatch will work
The college degree has become the new high school degree
Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart (frightened white man sets off tragic chain of events)
It’s Open Carry for Whites and Open Season on Blacks
This is the speech Obama would give on ISIS if he were brutally honest
New College Rankings Remind Us Of What’s Wrong With American Higher Education
Senator: Arlington Is a ‘Soulless Suburb’ (she shouldn’t have apologized; she’s right)
On Sunday, 3rd September 1967, Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right. This is what happened
The dream behind Boston’s forbidding Government Service Center: Architect Paul Rudolph’s love of the sublime ended up creating a downtown fortress — but may yet offer a new vision for the city
Southern secessionist group forming paramilitary unit called the “Indomitables” (traitors)

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