Links 12/24/14

Links for you. Science:

Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
Why Does This Weird Insect Flash Warnings After An Attack?
For Sale: “Your Name Here” in a Prestigious Science Journal. An investigation into some scientific papers finds worrying irregularities (crazy)
MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters
China’s skyrocketing demand for ivory will make elephants extinct ‘within one generation’


School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson. Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.
Of Kiwis and Currencies: How a 2% Inflation Target Became Global Economic Gospel (needless to say, it was not a rigorous intellectual exercise)
The troubling reason why whites in some states may show more hidden racial bias
An Open Letter from Your Kid’s College Professor
Washington DC wants to host the 2024 Olympics. It’s a terrible idea.
The War Nerd: More proof the US defense industry has nothing to do with defending America
New Documents Show the US Called Waterboarding Torture During World War II: When Japanese soldiers did it to GIs, the United States prosecuted them for war crimes.
Interview With Ariyana Smith: The First Athlete Activist of #BlackLivesMatter
Parallel Sovereignty on Rose Street in Baltimore
We’re Going to Start a War to Protect a Negligent Corporation’s Property? (Obama to his credit seems to want to calm things down)
The Crowdsourcing Scam: Why do you deceive yourself?
Racists Getting Fired: The Sins of Whiteness on Social Media
American Ancients: 10 of the United States’ Most Intriguing Archaeological Mysteries

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1 Response to Links 12/24/14

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Thank you for these links. They will lead to our better, comprehensive understanding.

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