Links 12/25/14

Gut Yontif to the Pontiff! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

Dogs Not Great at Math (Wolves Are Better)
The Cold-Medicine Racket: There are now hundreds of flashy “cold and flu” products, but still only a handful of simple, cheap ingredients. Here’s one new way to cut through the noise.
Crows Can Understand Analogies
The Strange Tale of a New Species of Lizard
Should theories be testable?

Other:

Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell. (excellent)
Where Have Ebola’s Fear-Mongers All Gone?
The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.
A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs. (five years ahead of the curve on this)
Caltech students protest the rumored cancellation of the “Star Trek” TV series outside NBC Studios in California,1968
It should never be too late to tell your story of rape. 14 years later, this is mine.
Malcolm Gladwell faces new charges of using others’ information without attribution. (he is a horrible person, by the way)
Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her
Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students
Why Price Competition Doesn’t Work in Most Health Care Markets
http://echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com/2014/12/why-price-competition-doesnt-work-in.html#more
Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: ‘I Can’t Feel Bad About It’
Pearson Education Can Run, But It Cannot Hide
Pillars of Reform Collapsing, Reformers Contemplate Defeat
Vegas attack was domestic terrorism, tied to Bundy standoff

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1 Response to Links 12/25/14

  1. mikegraney says:

    RE. Ebola Fear mongers…yes, funny how it vanished. The real entertainment is looking back on how our leaders deal with problems http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/former-sc-gop-director-execute-anyone-who-comes-into-contact-with-ebola-its-just-math/

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