Links 1/19/15

Links for you. Science:

Why isn’t the Giant Isopod larger?
Chikungunya could spread to Pacific nations that have not experienced the virus, health officials say
The Duke/Potti Scandal, From the Inside
NIGMS will now consider PIs’ “substantial unrestricted research support”
Dyslexia Can Deliver Benefits: With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths


A city can be diverse but its neighborhoods may still not be. (And DC scores poorly on both measures.)–the study used Simpson’s Index, not sure if you get quite the same result with Shannon’s
Spoofers Tricked High-Speed Traders by Hitting Keys Fast
Dieudonné arrested over Facebook post on Paris gunman (he’s a shithead, but shitheads should be able to run their mouths off)
In a Safer Age, U.S. Rethinks Its ‘Tough on Crime’ System
Thanks, Common Core
Study Finds Local Taxes Hit Lower Wage Earners Harder (related post here)
Why Republican fear-mongering about France is detached from reality
The Perfect Mentor
Extended school day yields mixed results in Boston
Elites fight back against mismeasure of poverty (a good example of having to understand the limitations of your data)
Same Performance, Better Grades: Academic achievement hasn’t improved much, so why are college-goers getting higher GPAs than ever before? (though NAEP scores, especially at the lower end have increased, so maybe kids are a little smarter?)
Senator Warren and America Win in a Skirmish in a Long Struggle Against Wall Street’s Coup
Washington region faces a $58 billion, 15-year infrastructure funding gap. Metro alone is $16 billion.
Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One): Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle
All the Children Are Ours: Essays From School Teachers, Part I

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  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

    Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.

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