Links 12/28/14

Links for you. Science:

‘White’ Southerners have more African ancestry than they know
The Ethics of Sarcastic Science: Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real. (though if those papers confuse terrorists…)
Nanopore Sequencing Is Here to Stay (excellent; one of the few balanced pieces about genomics I’ve ever read; accessible to non-scientists)
Describing a new bacterial species: mixing biology and history
Distinct Genealogies for Plasmids and Chromosome

Other:

How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market
The Star-Ledger’s exit interview with Rep. Rush Holt
Twilight of the “liberal” elites: How Chris Hughes & co. represent a new, bankrupt liberalism (Hughes et alia aren’t liberals, they’re just people who don’t hate gays and the blahs. Give yourselves a fucking cookie)
Before Google, Here’s What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL
MANY RIGHT-WINGERS SAID THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN INDICTMENT IN THE GARNER CASE. ARE THEY GUILTY OF COP MURDER, TOO?
A Viral Study Says Porn Is Killing Marriage. Here’s Why It’s Pure Bunk.
NYPD Union President Patrick Lynch Is Completely Nuts: A History
Mainland Chinese ‘Bad Behavior’ Abroad Is a Strategy for Success at Home
Don’t Stop the Protests Against Police Brutality — Black Lives Still Matter
Men Have Been More Pro-choice Over the Past 30 Years (not surprising: women are more religious, and there are a lot of men who really don’t want to be fathers–or remember when they didn’t want to be fathers)
Arlington reloads staff to rescue its economy
The World Is Not Falling Apart: Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times.
He understood not only what we did but what we were supposed to do: Reck of the Tribune
Poe’s Law: Mississippi River Monster Edition
On Police Unions

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1 Response to Links 12/28/14

  1. Min says:

    During the 1970s “Sixty Minutes” had a show about the “one drop” rule in Louisiana, a law that said that anyone with even “one drop” of Negro blood was a Negro. Scientific research showed, even with the methods in use back then, that almost everyone in Louisiana was Negro under that definition. 🙂

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