Links 12/14/14

Links for you. Science:

Vani Hari, a.k.a. “The Food Babe,” finally responds to critics
No, really: There is a scientific explanation for the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus
Meet the coconut crab: a land crab so big and powerful, it can break open coconuts with its pincers, and even hunt rats (a humongous hermit crab–with a hard butt!)
The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency

Other:

Good cops, bad cops. One. (excellent)
Good cops, bad cops. Two. (excellent)
Addition by Subtraction
Hey Democrats, what’s your Plan B?
On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era
You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.
Washington Football Team Coach To Players: I’m Reading Your Tweets!
Another drug war tragedy
Turns Out the Dot-Com Bust’s Worst Flops Were Actually Fantastic Ideas (though I’m not convinced the founders of the flops were actually interested in making them work)
Can Democrats Win In the South by Being More Liberal?
The president of the ACLU wants Obama to pardon the torturers (the last two paragraphs are key)
The Job Of Raising Money In Politics
Rigging The Wheel: More True Tales Of The New Oligarchy

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