Links 9/24/14

Happy Rosh Hashanah (it starts tonight)! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

An Orangutan Learns to Fish
How A Failed Experiment On Rats Sparked A Billion-Dollar Infant-Care Breakthrough (make sure you read the last paragraph)
Integrative oncology: really the best of both worlds? (free login or university membership, but worth it)
Flu vaccine for expectant moms a top priority, experts say

Other:

Once the American Dream (must-read)
Errors and Emissions: Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free? (also see the aside at the end of this post)
The McDonald’s Cocaine Spoon Fiasco
Child-porn conviction is tossed: Navy surveillance is blamed (“The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision handed down last week, said the 2012 prosecution of Michael Allan Dreyer by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle demonstrated Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents “routinely carry out broad surveillance activities that violate” the Posse Comitatus Act, a Reconstruction-era law that prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws.”)
Republicans Really, Really Want to Send Ground Troops Into Iraq
Restaurant Flips Off Yelp in the Funniest Way Possible
The Obama administration has a ‘nuclear option’ on college sexual assault
Millennials Love Transit Most, Boomers Still Stuck on Cars
Will Obama’s Islamic State plan creep into ground war?
Can domestic abusers change? Meet an expert who thinks it’s possible
The Way to Beat Poverty
Why admiring Chinese test scores might hurt U.S. schools
Kevin Drum’s breakthrough idea breaks through!

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