Links 1/7/15

Links for you. Science:

What the World Will Speak in 2115: A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent
Tiger farms stoke Chinese demand for tiger wine and rugs, putting wild cats in peril
2015 Resolution: Accept that Diseases Hop Borders, Don’t Dismiss Them, and Don’t Panic (I would add mosquito-borne diseases in the Americas as an ’emerging’ problem, especially chikungunya fever)
Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Hunt Virus In Asia
A Holiday Guest Is Leaving Dangerous Poop in Your Couch

Other:

The islands of abuse: Inside South Korea’s slave farms for the disabled
The SAT is Corrupt. No One Wants to Know.
Smash the Lynch Mob
Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.
Demystifying Modern Monetary Theory (summary below the video is good)
The Anti-Tolkien
A CLASSIC CASE
Here’s Some Stupid For Lunch
University Releases Annual List of Words to Banish
Mario Cuomo, RIP
The Willie Bosket Case: How children became adults in the eyes of the law.
An account of exactly how students cheated on SAT in Asia
Another Former “Brighter Choice” Charter Teacher in Albany Speaks Out
Twitter should ban @HistoryinPics and other accounts that repeatedly share false information (does Fox News have a Twitter account?)

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