Links 1/3/15

Links for you. Science:

Chagas Disease in America: Undiagnosed, Unappreciated (this, along with dengue and chikungunya viruses are what should be freaking us out, not EBOLA11!!11)
How Ebola Roared Back: For a fleeting moment last spring, the epidemic sweeping West Africa might have been stopped. But the opportunity to control the virus, which has now caused more than 7,800 deaths, was lost (must-read; accessible to non-scientists)
Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
Doctor exposed to Ebola patient attacks ‘utterly illogical’ quarantine system
University of Florida Axed Its Computer Science Department (We’re Not Joking)

Other:

New York’s epic white backlash: How a horrid 1960s relic is still with us today (you can’t really understand what’s going on with the NYPD until you understand Long Island, where a lot of them live)
Scalise Better Have a Good Story (these guys also hate Jews)
Listen up, women are telling their story now
Slavery, Vikings, and Charlemagne
Erick Erickson Is All Growed Up, Not A A**hole Anymore
Open Plan Workspaces are the Work of Satan
Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.
MIT professor explains: The real oppression is having to learn to talk to women
No One Here Should Be Turning His Back
On Nerd Entitlement
The End of Gangs
The best Washington, D.C. weather photos of 2014
The Right’s 5 Defenses Of Steve Scalise Are Laughably Bad

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3 Responses to Links 1/3/15

  1. Colin says:

    Re: Amanda Marcotte & Laurie Penny on Scott Aaronson:
    http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/01/01/untitled/

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    University of Florida Axed Its Computer Science Department (We’re Not Joking)

    University of Florida. That’s where quarterback Tim Tebow graduated with a degree in “Family Studies.”

    • Min says:

      Hey, it’s not fair to pick on the University of Florida. It has a long reputation as a party school.

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