Links 3/5/15

Links for you. Science:

First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life
What’s Been Cooking for Ion At AGBT15
Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Were Counterproductive, Not To Mention Immoral
Why racism is not backed by science
When Whole Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give Us the Whole Genome


Shoveling a Path Out of Prison: If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.
Jim Crow and school vouchers
People Don’t Believe That These Teenagers Are Twins (genes segregate in weird ways sometimes; what is really striking isn’t the difference in skin color but in facial structure)
Rahm Emanuel’s moment of reckoning: How he ended up in a fight for his political life
Standard Responses to Online Stupidity
Why Do Poor Women Have More Abortions?
The fringe economic theory that might get traction in the 2016 campaign (I don’t know why this is a ‘fringe’ theory, but still good)
Where has all the money gone? The decline in faculty salaries at American colleges and universities over the past 40 years
“Dozens of threats to execute grade-school kids”: Madness of a 9/11 truther. How a father with a Twitter account stopped a homegrown terrorist in his tracks
Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs
All Snowflakes Look the Same: After I moved to Wisconsin to pursue an education, other people’s racial perceptions began to pursue me.
Hillary Email ‘Scandal’? Not So Fast
The Semi-Retirement Myth: Don’t buy the tales of meaningful work into your 70s. Your retirement is inevitable—and bleaker than the last generation’s.
Are the tribal really all 100% impervious to evidence, logic, science?
Turning Conflict Into Trust Improves Schools And Student Learning
Ex-US Senator Calls Out Missouri GOP Leader During Funeral: ‘Words Can Kill’ (note that only one party uses anti-Semitic whisper campaigns)
D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

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