Links 10/24/14

Links for you. Science:

White House suspends enhanced pathogen research
From the comments, on a fusion reactor
The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don’t work
Ebola: What Should We Do Now? Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant on why Americans shouldn’t panic, how to stop the current outbreak and lessons for the future
Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood

Other:

Some thoughts on turning 50
The Next Billion Dollar Sports League Could Be Giant Robots That Fight To The Death
Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: ‘We Have a Problem and We’re Going to Fix This’
Of Collaborators and Careerists
IT’S TIME FOR THE PRESS TO START TELLING US WHO DOESN’T HAVE EBOLA
Bill Black: Krugman Bashes Progressives for Criticizing Obama on Grounds that He Criticizes Obama
Don’t Accept Putin’s Version of History: The West didn’t provoke Russia. It gave it more credit than it deserved. (of course, Putin’s version of history, even if ‘wrong’, matters. How many battalions does Applebaum’s have?)
Where Mud Is Archaeological Gold, Russian History Grew on Trees
The Omega Man
Diary: Paul Farmer
Harnessing depression: One Ars writer’s journey
6 Intersection Designs That Actually Prioritize Pedestrians
WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb (also see this)
An Investigation Into NY’s “Families for Excellent Schools” (reformers lie about everything)

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1 Response to Links 10/24/14

  1. K says:

    Yes! Paul Farmer…..for lack of a better word, he is awesome.

    Everyone should be listening to what he has to say about tuberculosis as well.

    So,so, so good to read this.

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