Links 12/4/14

Links for you. Science:

Franklin’s honor isn’t in Watson’s medal (excellent; instead, send some money here)
He may have unravelled DNA, but James Watson deserves to be shunned
President Obama Would Like To Reintroduce America To The Ebola Crisis
Nature’s Shareware Moment
We Got a Paleontologist to Call Bullshit On the ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer


How TED (Really) Works: How one hairdresser behind the scenes, and Émile Durkheim, says more about TED than all the viral videos (excellent)
My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare (must-read)
Underinsurance Remains Big Problem Under Obama Health Law (I told you…)
NYT Columnist’s Faulty Attack on Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Rage’
Inside the Greek Fascist Golden Dawn party
1989: America’s malls (also makes you realize how different the early 90s were from the late 80s)
“Little techie brats”
On Rooftops of Ferguson, Volunteers Patrol, With Guns (what could possibly go wrong? Also see this)
Making The Police Less Powerful
For Northern Ireland, Wounds From ‘The Troubles’ Are Still Raw
Are kids getting more virtuous?
Why We Might Need an Agency Agency
AP: U.S. Mercenaries Working With Al-Qaeda No Scandal – Just A “Difficulty” (this, not BENGHAZI!!!, is the real foreign policy scandal)
My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK
How The Strand Bookstore Keeps Going in the Age of Amazon (the last paragraph is key)

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2 Responses to Links 12/4/14

  1. almost all the astrophysicists on my twitter feed tore interstellar apart

  2. RE: Ebola Crisis piece.

    It refers to Dr. Craig Spencer having been “cured”. Is that an acceptable terminology for that, technically?
    I’ve more often seen reference to them “having recovered” or “having survived”, “through treatment”.

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