Links 2/18/15

Links for you. Science:

Still Fighting Ebola: A View from Liberia’s Front Line
Scott Walker’s High-School Science Teacher Scolds Him for Evolution Dodge (he seems to have a Jindal-like problem)
Fans of CrossFit Training Brag About Extra Bulk: Devotees see their bodies morph in unusual—and sometimes inconvenient—ways, making it tough to find clothes that fit
“We’ve seen it all before, this is just a cyclical downturn for the NIH funding”
How The Measles Virus Became A Master of Contagion


Working that pseudo-80 hour week
Why do Macroeconomists Think We Know Macroeconomics? (the thing that strikes me is that, if I know the macroeconomist’s political leanings, I can pretty much peg where he stands on macro, wherease for many sciences and most topics, I can’t readily do that)
The Miracle of Minneapolis
Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?
How To End Unemployment
Yes, Bush lied about Iraq: Why are we still arguing about this?
24 Pictures That Perfectly Capture How Insane The Snow In New England Is
Drug Testing Welfare Users Is A Sham, But Not For The Reasons You Think
Since 9/11, We’ve Had Four Wars in the Middle East. They’ve All Been Disasters. (similar thoughts here)
American millennials are behind most of their counterparts in some pretty basic skills (then again, we’ve always been behind)
Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History (bonkers)
How rich conservatives bilk the rank and file into making them richer (wrote about this here)
Charter schools struggling to meet academic growth (I’m not sure this is accurate, but it is based on how the state measures academic growth et alia)
The Mismeasure of Teaching Time (pdf; interesting, not sure I agree entirely with the conclusions)

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