Links 1/4/15

Links for you. Science:

The two cultures of mathematics and biology
This season’s flu activity has reached the epidemic threshold, the CDC says
Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests
Let’s slap ENCODE around some more
Did Drought and Climate Change cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse in 2014?

Other:

Keep Marching On
“Law and Order” gets renewed for another season
Testing under fire: Republicans may consider slashing the number of federally required tests
Louisiana’s Long History of Racism: Why Rep. Steve Scalise spoke to a white nationalist hate group.
Ancient Trees: Beth Moon’s 14-Year Quest to Photograph the World’s Most Majestic Trees
Focus on the NRA (indeed)
Bowser’s ‘Deal for All’ aims to boost middle schools, but can programs be replicated?
A brief history of college football coaching salaries in the context of the new Gilded Age
Shuttered charter school leaves students, staff scrambling
School politics and the English language
Beyond the Edge – Climbing Mt. EdReform
When Massachusets Audited Its Charters
Single Payer: A Tax, Not Insurance
Tips For Fixing The Nation’s Education System (The Onion nails it)
This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It
The Streets of New York: Vintage photos of the Big Apple 1940s to 1970s

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