Links 9/18/14

Links for you. Science:

Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing
A Brief Overview of Classes of Antibiotics
Thought of the Day on how the Public Views Scientists (must-read; excellent)
Scientists “cut corners”, eh, NPR? (You know who has agency? Agencies.)
Solid Employment Rates for Science Ph.D.s (data here; doesn’t mention anything about job stability, etc. however)

Other:

History rolled in on a yellow school bus. And when rocks and jeers greeted some of the children, Boston’s image was scarred forever. It wasn’t the whole story of day one of school desegregation, 40 years ago, or fair to the many not motivated by race. But it was real and terrifying and indelible. (excellent. Read this. Now)
Meet the Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II
Why Anacostia Residents Are Calling 311 Over This Art Installation
Metro seeks $250 million loan to ease cash crunch in its capital program (maybe if those charged with oversight of the DC Metro actually used it…)
Il Manifesto
Reimagining Union Station
Whoever Saves a Life: In a war with many villains, these are the good guys. Seven days inside the life-and-death world of Syria’s first responders — the last hope for civilians caught in the chaos.
Maybe Obama Can Change the Way We Think About War
The Human Body, According to Venture Capitalists
Trading Parking Lots for Affordable Housing: ‘9 x 18’ Plan Ties Development Rules to Public Benefits
Should Oil Barons Like David Koch Be Funding Our Museums?
Home Free?
The New Donut
Manassas town hall meeting addresses Route 28 congestion (105 minutes to go 15 miles; the suburban model is slowly failing…)
The High Cost of No Excuses
Why Cruz Got Himself Booed

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1 Response to Links 9/18/14

  1. Superintendentent says:

    On the Manassas article, I used to live in Culver City near one of the on-ramps for the 405 freeway. Before I got a motorcycle, it would take me 45 minutes to drive the four miles to work every day.

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