Links for you. Science:
Meanwhile in Africa, crows are riding on the backs of eagles
Our planet may be on the verge of its sixth mass extinction
Notes on the Floating Crap Game (Economics Inside Baseball)
Forget the Turing test. This is a better way to measure artificial intelligence.
James Watson Throws a Fit: The disgraced co-discoverer of DNA is selling his Nobel Prize.
We Were Had (excellent)
After Ferguson, can we change how American police react to potential threats? (excellent)
On Ferguson. My Very Limited Thoughts.
An Open Letter to Black Men
How racial discrimination in law enforcement actually works
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET
Is “kill or be killed” replacing “to protect and to serve”? (yes, along with the idea that professional spies are trustworthy)
Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign
Sex Talk Realness: What It’s Really Like to Be a Sex Worker
Bad Memories Down South
Ferguson: 5 Points We Need to Understand
Don’t blame liberals for Elizabeth Lauten, the Obama daughters scold, resigning
Metro wants more money; without it, officials say, rail service might be cut back
Marion Barry’s Washington: Snapshots of the city the former mayor left behind