Links 11/23/14

Links for you. Science:

Cue Gets $7.5 Million to Build $199 Home Flu-Testing Device
Economists should focus on the economy, not public health
The 9 rarest plants in the world
This Is What Scientists Found When They Sequenced The Genomes Of The Longest Lived People (I’ve never understood why more people don’t view this from a genetic load perspective–the trick is not to have genetic predispositions for anything bad, and then not die by bad luck)
A letter to Dr. Oz for his In Box


New York in the snow by Vivienne Gucwa – in pictures
The Forever Professors: Academics who don’t retire are greedy, selfish, and bad for students
Inspectional Services must act now on student housing (but there is no code enforcement in Boston, other than snow removal…)
The precedent is set
What Happened the Last Time Republicans Had a Majority This Huge? They lost it.
Innovation District needs a human touch
Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land: Masai told to leave historic homeland by end of the year so it can become a hunting reserve for the Dubai royal family
Behind Closed Doors, Boston Has Nearly Secured a US Olympic Bid Whether You Like It Or Not (God, I hope not. What a disaster)
Ted Cruz Doubles Down On Misunderstanding The Internet & Net Neutrality, As Republican Engineers Call Him Out For Ignorance
The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement
How Thanksgiving, the ‘Yankee Abolitionist Holiday,’ Won Over the South
Today’s Math You Can Use: Marijuana + Big Corporations = A Lot More Marijuana

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