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Links for you. Science:

Why we should build cloud cities on Venus
New BARDA Initiative to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine
What Epistasis Is, Depends on How You Define “Is”
How an African slave helped Boston fight smallpox: Centuries before Ebola, Cotton Mather faced down another global epidemic with a health tactic from abroad
For V.A. Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory

Other:

The Hypocrisy of the Anti-Abortion Movement — From Billionaire David Koch to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers
Non-Stop Gentrification: 5 More Cities Where Poor Communities Are Being Turned into Rich Ones (worth noting that much of the gentrification in Boston is ‘white-on-white’ gentrification, both in South Boston and the North End)
This is the most persuasive defense of Pete Carroll’s decision to throw that pass
Obama Has Little to Say to the Poor
Of SNOWTRON and Snowzilla: How Boston Removed Snow From Its Streets Throughout History
Sullivan Versus Sullivan
2 Members of Sect Executed in China for Deadly Beating at McDonald’s
U.S. students improving – slowly – in math and science, but still lagging internationally (interesting juxtaposition between the title and the data presented in the article–ignore the preconditioning)
Arlington’s no-silos approach has housed hundreds of chronically homeless adults
Greek debts cannot be repaid in euros!
One body one problem
Time to “Look for the Union Label?” First US Doctors’ Strike in Decades
School cuts have decimated librarians
This pediatrician is not putting up with it.”

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