Links 12/8/14

Links for you. Science:

King Richard III’s Remains Have Been Confirmed To 99.999% Accuracy
How Science Suffers During Government Shutdown: Congress (probably) won’t defund the government next week. But if they do, their decision will be disastrous for science.
Toilet lids for infection prevention
Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome
Ancient worms may have saved Earth

Other:

If It Happened There: Courts Sanction Killings by U.S. Security Forces
The Christian Terrorist Movement No One Wants To Talk About
Jim Webb’s Nostalgia For a Pre-Diversity Democratic Party
Everything that’s wrong with the Democratic Party, in one speech by Chuck Schumer
Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson
“Just imagine if Officer Wilson in Ferguson had just taken a step back”
‘We Got This’: Remembering Marion Barry As a Spokesperson for Transgender Rights
Congress Could Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative
Bang the Drum repeatedly
Dressed to Suppress
‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ is the stiff middle finger that America deserves
NYT Helps in Typical Rape-victim Smearing
New court filing shows stunning new evidence of wage-fixing by major Hollywood animation studios
Uber vs. Lyft: A former driver compares the two services
Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit
Is Boston Ready to Handle Ebola? Yes.

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