Links for you. Science:
A randomized trial in a massive online open course shows people don’t know what a statistically significant relationship looks like, but they can learn
The flawed and offensive logic of “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist” in the @nytimes
Academic science is sexist: We do have a problem here (mind you, the day after the NYT published that op-ed claiming it isn’t, we were treated to this NYT story)
Mike Adams and NY Post promote more hysteria over Ebola
Ebola primer, v2.0
Taxes Are A Monetary Instrument (excellent)
The first rule of Ebola security theater is that you can’t admit it’s Ebola security theater
D.C. mayoral candidates quiet on welfare reform, have talked about employment
This Guy’s Quest to Track Every Shot in the NBA Changed Basketball Forever
Goodbye weekend plans: Internet Archive now lets you play 900 classic arcade games
Sony Files Patent To Make TV Ads Into Video Games (this is dreadful, if true)
We Will Always Have New Epidemics
Millennials Aren’t Cheap, They’re Broke: Pundits lament that young people are not buying cars and houses.
“Secular Stagnation” Is Progress, Now Can We Talk About the Trade Deficit?
Good for you, Kaci Hickox
Ebola Is Not a Weapon: Conspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Branson spaceship explosion: The ‘missed’ warnings