Links 10/22/14

Links for you. Science:

Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Life Sciences Gain-of-Function Research
In The Ebola Fight, A Defense Of Embattled CDC Chief Thomas Frieden (worth noting that if Texas Presbyterian hadn’t fucked up, we wouldn’t be having this discussion)
Budget cuts hurt USA’s ability to prepare for Ebola
An Ebola ‘Czar’ Won’t Stop Ebola. But What Can He Do? Czars and travel bans won’t prevent another Ebola case in the U.S.
If Airport Ebola Screening Makes You Feel Safer, You Should Know What Workers Are Saying (if we don’t protect all of the people who are the first points of contact, then we are not ‘bioprepared’)


The Making of Ferguson: Long before the shooting of Michael Brown, official racial-isolation policies primed Ferguson for this summer’s events. (long, but very good)
The many reasons millennials are shunning cars (another reason: driving is an awful experience today)
Riots Hit Kiev, Neofascists Hold Torch-Lit March In Ukraine
Alice Walton, The Villain (by the fruits of your labor, do they prosper)
Is This the Single Most Important Statistic About Millennials?
William Gibson Has No Idea How the Future Will See Us (I’m guessing ‘incredibly violent is somewhere on the list)
The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson: The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.
Syracuse University bravely saves students from exposure to journalism
Freezing Eggs Is an Extreme Example of How We’ve Privatized the Work/Family Clash
11 People Who Should Really Shut Up About Ebola
Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance (a little tin-foily in tone, but parents would be shocked to realize how much monitoring of their children’s habits goes on)
The GOP’s Dangerous Demagoguery on Ebola

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