Links 1/5/15

Links for you. Science:

The Liberal Arts that Scientists Know…
IMF policies fueled Ebola spread
New Type of More Problematic Mosquito-Borne Illness Detected in Brazil: A second form of the painful chikungunya virus has appeared in Brazil—one that could more easily spread, including to the U.S.
The Logic of Causal Conclusions: How we know that fire burns, fertilizer helps plants grow, and vaccines prevent disease
The real public health threat

Other:

Slide Show: A Year of Moons
David Duke: the former Ku Klux Klan leader at the centre of Scalise scandal
Is Broken Windows a Broken Theory of Crime? (we’ll find out, won’t we?)
What’s left of our schools once the Midas cult moves on?
Potential Hillary Challenger Paid Nearly $100,000 In Campaign Donations To His Family
The NYPD Is an Embarrassment to the City of New York
Nearly 500,000 Fewer Americans Will Pass the GED in 2014 After a Major Overhaul to the Test. Why? And Who’s Left Behind?
Crime Has Changed. The NYPD Should Change, Too.
Sky transport of Bolivia: no congestion, quicker trips to work (if I’m not mistaken, there’s talk of a skyline from Rosslyn, VA to Georgetown, D.C.)
Cuomo War on Teachers 2015
Dear Democrats, Stop Spamming Me
Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To Your City There, Bill
Why Idris Elba Can’t Play James Bond (funny)
The Right’s Race Deafness: Too many conservatives give the impression that refusing to listen to black perspectives is a point of pride.

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