Links 3/1/15

Links for you. Science:

The Weird World of Standard Reference Materials, From Peanut Butter to Whale Blubber
#SciSpends: Scientists are paying to do their jobs
Francis Crick Institute raises alarm about train line
Why hunt for food if you can steal it? Animals stealing food from other animals isn’t unusual. But some also gang up on humans.
Giant plant waits 80 years to bloom, immediately begins dying

Other:

Call and response (very good)
How to Stop Overzealous Prosecutors
What I learned from 7 years in retail hell
Muriel Bowser Gets Sticker Art Detractors
Distrust in finance lingers: Jewish persecution and investments
In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting: 18 months ago John Geer was shot by police while standing at his front door with his hands raised
Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls
Book review: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not from Them
The simple reason Walmart & TJ Maxx are handing out raises — people are quitting
Noah and Nick, Too
A Grassroots Win: FCC Approves Net Neutrality
Pittsburgh man writes police chief after witnessing police brutality; sees immediate coverup
THE CALIFORNIAN IDEOLOGY
Muriel Bowser Said DC Would Not Be “Like Amsterdam.” Now the Dutch Are Upset.

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