Links 12/13/14

Links for you. Science:

Deforestation may be at root of Brazil drought
On American dairy farms, sharp rise in the misuse of a potent but risky drug (ceftiofur use in animals, absolutely insane)
Early computer dating to 1944 solving complex equations again after long ‘reboot’
Infectious Diseases and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Match (because what we need are fewer infectious disease specialists…)
Postdoctoral Life (AKA What Shortage?)
God’s Work? A new poll suggests Americans aren’t so confident in their creationism.


Soledad O’Brien schools CBS host: Black protesters deserve to ‘survive an interaction with police’
This Is America, As It Is
Oregon Grad Students Warned of Deportation (if there is any doubt that grad students are a supply of cheap labor…)
#alivewhileblack’s creator weighs in on #crimingwhilewhite
Racial inequality is objectively worse than 30 years ago
You, Me, Twitter
World’s Slow Response To Ebola Leaves Sierra Leone Villages Scrambling
The Lingering Death Of The New Republic
Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
A letter from a friend: Jackie’s story is not a hoax
A public option for banking
UVA controversy allows woman-haters to get really, really ugly
On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism

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