Links 11/14/14

Links for you. Science:

Contaminomics: Why Some Microbiome Studies May Be Wrong (excellent)
Careful with your manuscript edits, folks
Getting to zero
Microbiome science threatened by contamination: Non-sterile sequencing returns rogue results in dilute microbe samples.
Ebola’s True Toll Is Still Untallied As Another Deadly Fever Looms (the original researchers were there to study Lassa, not Ebola)

Other:

The Ladies Vanish (meet the new Silicon Valley boss, same as the old boss…)
If you’re not Goliath, fine.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right? Four Months Into Iraq War 3.0, the Cracks Are Showing
The War Nerd: Farewell Islamic State, we hardly knew ye
Why Nancy Didn’t Vote
Breathtaking Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Fascinating Photos of NASA’s Abandoned Launch Sites
World Cup Labor (there are no depths to which FIFA will sink)
7 Ways Data Currently Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life
Not only did North Dakota’s ‘personhood’ amendment get crushed, so did its Republican sponsor
Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’
Quick Service Data Journalism from Matt Yglesias
Guess what Republican voters are expecting from the people they just elected?

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