Links 3/21/15

Links for you. Science:

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
Data science done well looks easy – and that is a big problem for data scientists
Expanded microbial genome coverage and improved protein family annotation in the COG database.
Successful in vivo test of breakthrough Staphylococcus aureus vaccine
Vani Hari, a.k.a. “The Food Babe,” doubles down on the misinformation in her response to the New York Times


Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana
‘Cool’ London is dead, and the rich kids are to blame: The cool, creative class has been priced out of London, which means the capital is becoming more bland and boring by the minute, says Alex Proud
How The National Black Chamber Of Commerce’s Leader Is Harming African Americans
The public has a right to know what’s going on with the streetcar
Afghan Militia Leaders, Empowered by U.S. to Fight Taliban, Inspire Fear in Villages (but they hate us for our freedoms)
Why Chris Borland’s Retirement Should Terrify The NFL
Bowser Defies Predecessor, Backs Budget Autonomy
Al Gore should run for president
Programmer Passion Considered Harmful
Watch This Husky Mother Go Crazy While Playing With Her Adorable Puppies!
College Presidents Appear To Be Delusional About Sexual Assault On Their Campuses
Cultures clash as gentrification engulfs Capitol Hill (Seattle, not D.C.)
Minimum Viable Hipsters: How SXSW helped ruin both tech and indie rock
Slaughter on Eighth Avenue: A St. Patrick’s Day Commemoration
Dear Chefs, Why Are You Ruining Pastrami?
Oh, You’re Sorry Alright
Ideas for suppressing Republican votes
The complete inability to manage obvious problems: California Drought Edition

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1 Response to Links 3/21/15

  1. Mile Lumish says:

    Interesting. That must be why those hippie punchers and child molesters at have been droning on and on about their junkie treatment experiences and their nights in the drunk tank.

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