Links 2/10/15

Links for you. Science:

‘Cold plasma’ kills off norovirus
Coral reefs are in such bad shape that scientists may have to speed up their evolution
A Brave Solution from the NIH. (as far as I can tell, this emeritus funding support idea is the grants equivalent of “But what about the men?”)
Code cracked for infections by major group of viruses including common cold and polio (early days yet…)
Owl attacks joggers and steals their hats

Other:

Jonathan Chait’s PC Hypocrisy
“The truth is unspeakable”: A real American sniper unloads on “American Sniper”
How Men’s Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement (it’s really amazing how much individuals’ personal neuroses can harm our politics so much. Elam is one seriously fucked up individual)
I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles. Vaccines don’t cause autism. But even if they did, is being like me really a fate worse than death?
A Republican Against Prisons: Virginia’s ex-attorney general is taking on the incarceration state. (a more accurate title would have been “A Republican Who Has Adopted Left-Wing Democratic Positions”)
Jeet Heer replies to critics on Twitter
More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn’t Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?
Can you be an engineer and speak out for reform?
Principal: What I’ve learned about annual standardized testing
Costolo will clean up Twitter — not because he’s a good guy, but because you can’t monetize trolls
Ukraine Report Creates Conflict Within Brookings Institution
Teacher to Economist: Why My School Can’t Eliminate Poverty
New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers
‘Detroiters stay out’: racial blockades divide a city and its surburbs (de facto apartheid)
Boston Consulting Group: Another Dark Horseman
Labels, not Spotify, are screwing over artists and breaking the music industry. Here’s how to fix it.

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