Links 1/13/15

Links for you. Science:

Teixobactin And iChip Promise Hope Against Antibiotic Resistance
Down in one: Amazing pictures show the tussle between a hungry seal and octopus…but there can only be one winner
Teixobactin: A New Antibiotic From a New Platform?
Unraveling the Key to a Cold Virus’s Effectiveness
Gut Fauna

Other:

Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie (must-read)
District brings homeless in from the cold
The Abortion Tipping Point: When ‘I’m Pregnant!’ Stops Being the End of the World (it’s worth noting that we Jews think differently about this whole topic)
Israel extends free abortions to thousands more women
Charlie Hebdo, the Democratic Bargain, and the Limits of Solidarity
Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown
Keep Calm and Carry On
In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Criticism
Paris Terrorist was Radicalized by Bush’s Iraq War, Abu Ghraib Torture
DAVID BROOKS MAKES A CATEGORY ERROR
Should D.C. Ban The Suspension Of Pre-K Students In Publicly Funded Schools? (yes)
Death by a thousand cuts
Please Don’t Write Well, Write Clearly
US awareness of protected bike lanes is literally growing exponentially
Gwen Graham– Just Two Days In And Already As Bad As We Expected… Plus 2016 Congressional Recruitment

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3 Responses to Links 1/13/15

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    A different take on Charlie Hebdo can be found at Why Evolution is True. Jerry Coyne and Matthew Cobb point out that it’s a leftist publication, and, far from being racist or anti-immigrant, it’s in opposition to those who are. Satire is easily misunderstood, especially when it originates in a different milieu. Cobb puts some of the most ostensibly objectionable cartoons in context.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    “Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie (must-read)”

    To murder someone by violence is the greatest crime imaginable—with the sole and narrow exception of using violence against people who directly and immediately threaten violence themselves.

    That is a poorly written sentence. I had to read it several times to make sense of it. At first I thought he was saying that “violence against people who directly and immediately threaten violence” is an even greater crime than “to murder someone by violence.”

  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Intelligence Squared debate: Genetically Modify Food
    December 3, 2014

    I heard this as a one hour audio program on my public radio station. It is too short to go into all the nuances, and the “anti”s introduced new arguments during the summary statement, when it was too late to rebut them. But the “pro” side won handily, as judged by before and after audience polling.

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