Links 1/21/15

Links for you. Science:

Why quarantine for measles is critical…and quarantine for Ebola was not
Dick Lewontin and Tomoko Ohta nab the Crafoord Prize
Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says
Looking for the roots of terrorism: Anthropologist Scott Atran has done extensive field interviews with would-be and convicted terrorists.
Representation of women and the genius myth
What’s misleading about the phrase, “Statistical significance is not the same as practical significance” (related post here)


Hard-Boiled (excellent)
White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers
Vox got no threats for posting Charlie Hebdo cartoons, dozens for covering Islamophobia
Apple’s cash is burning a hole in Wall Street’s pocket. Again. (I write this as a long-time Apple shareholder: Wall Street is so fucking short-sighted)
PBA’s Patrick Lynch spurs yelling, shoving among cops over NYPD-City Hall feud: The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association was not so much on Tuesday as some cops shouted down Lynch regarding his demand that Mayor de Blasio apologize over comments related to race and police relations.
Are Democrats Trolling the Left? Democrats started endorsing a progressive economic platform just as soon as they lost Congress.
This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America
D.C.’s Reputation For Corruption Hurts The Push For Voting Rights, Some Say (actually, I think it’s the incompetency more than the corruption)
Oct. 1969–Hippie high school: When students (and teachers) turned on, tuned in, and dropped classes
Joni Ernst To Deliver GOP Response To State Of The Union: Congratulations To My New Friend From Iowa
The Cruel Waste of America’s Tech Talent
But Where Do People Work in This Office?
Colleges Wrestle With How to Define Rape
Why The Rules Of The Road Aren’t Enough To Prevent People From Dying

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