Links for you. Science:
A complete bacterial genome assembled de novo using only nanopore sequencing data
Scott Walker Has No Backbone. Who Has The Courage To Accept Evolution?
Dingoes could be the answer to Australia’s wildlife decline
FDA permits marketing of first direct-to-consumer genetic carrier test for Bloom syndrome
The Tough-as-Hell Antarctic Fish With Antifreeze for Blood
If you care about the Emeritus NIH Grant…
Postal Workers And The Public Want A Postal Banking Public Option
It’s so cold in North Carolina that cars are leaving behind ice sculptures
The New White Flight: In Silicon Valley, two high schools with outstanding academic reputations are losing white students as Asian students move in. Why?
Sorry, But Working for the Government Is Not a “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
Debating the Rules and Ethics of Digital Photojournalism
Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil’s Largest City: São Paulo Water Crisis Linked to Growth, Pollution and Deforestation (if you’ve ever wondered what happens when a major metro area runs out of water…)
The Boston Globe Covers Up for Wall Street, Ignores Swaps Losses in Coverage of MBTA Turmoil (wrote about that here three years ago)
Heartbreaking Photos and Tragic Tales of San Francisco’s Homeless
In Service Sector, No Rest for the Working
Why Are Conservatives Such Whiny Crybabies? From Fox News to angry police, the right’s stock-in-trade is predictable and lame. (it’s the Palinism)
Ben Carson’s sick torture rationale: Is this 2016′s most deluded contender?
Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo
How Chicago police condemned the innocent: a trail of coerced confessions (oddly enough, psychological and physical torture yields false confessions. Inconceivable!)
On the Pricing of Apple Watch