Links 9/28/14

Links for you. Science:

New DNA Sequencing Method to Diagnose Tuberculosis (not sure this qualifies as a new method, but still very interesting)
Illegal, Immoral, and Mood-Altering: How Facebook and OkCupid Broke the Law When They Experimented on Users
Via Farmworkers, Superbugs Find a Route Away from Drug-Using Farms
Is Martian soil actually good for farming?
How Can These Disgustingly Scary Deep-Sea Creatures Even Exist?


Obama’s Long Battle to Cut Social Security Benefits
Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit
CIA Anti-Syria Program Finances Wahhabi Headchoppers
Teacher tenure has little to do with student achievement, economist says
Miami History, As Told by Vintage Postcards (neato)
88% of new DC households are car-free
So they aren’t more dangerous to us than al Qaeda after all? Why would they have said that?
Military missions don’t creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster
The Walmart heirs give to charity like they pay their workers: Very little (yet if one looked at our economic policy, one would conclude that enriching the Clan na Walton is a national priority)
A Response to Marc Tucker’s Response to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody on Fixing Our National Accountability System
More on the Corruption of Education by Econometric Language
Swatch inventor: Swiss watch industry missed the smartwatch boat

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2 Responses to Links 9/28/14

  1. jw says:

    martian “soil” and lunar “soil” are misnomers. soil is only soil with the presence of living organisms; otherwise it is just ‘regolith’, abiotically weathered rock.

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