Links 3/26/15

Links for you. Science:

It’s time to reboot bioinformatics education
Why Don’t Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We do)?
Rethinking the brain: Critics of the European Human Brain Project were justified, says an independent report on the project. Both its governance and its scientific direction need to be adjusted.
When Antibiotic Resistance in vitro Does Not Tell You What You Need To Know
Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

Other:

Bowser plans rapid-fire policy plans for ‘pathways to the middle class’
The vanity of conservatives (“It’s hard enough to persuade people they’re wrong about something when how they make their money depends on their being right. It’s damn near impossible when, never mind their net worth, their sense of self-worth is tied up in it.”)
Free Trade Isn’t about Trade. It’s About Bureaucrats. And Guns. Free trade agreements like the TPP have provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones.
L.I. woman says psych ward doctors believed she was delusional for insisting Obama follows her on Twitter
TSA Agent Threatens Woman With Defamation, Demands $500k For Calling Intrusive Search ‘Rape’ (what exactly was the victim supposed to be smuggling in her vagina?)
The good cops
What Rahm Emanuel can learn from crazy lefties
How Romans wiped their butts after going to the bathroom.
Oh what a tangled web we weave
Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans
A/B testing in politics
Ayn Rand Comes to U.N.C.
The District’s birth rate was 6th highest in the Nation. For adult-aged women, births tend to occur later in life compared to women in the Nation. High housing costs could be a factor. (it’s not just that older women in D.C. have higher birthrate, younger women have a much lower birthrate)
If everyone voted, progressives would win (but maybe only at local and state levels)
When it comes to D.C., Republicans put politics over principles
City to replace all its parking meters; move could mean parking apps and eventually higher rates near Fenway for Sox games
For Pearson, Common Core is private profit

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2 Responses to Links 3/26/15

  1. anthrosciguy says:

    How would we recognize schizophrenia, or any mental illness, in non-human animals? Why should we feel confident that we can? We have a long history of making claims about the uniqueness of humans that we later realize were stupid. How can we be sure this isn’t yet another one of those?

  2. jrkrideau says:

    It takes some of the power to terrify and bully employees away from the owners and bosses.” from ‘The vanity of conservatives”

    I never really thought of that before. I live in Canada with it’ (gasp) SOCIALISED medicine (it isn’t really but that’s beside the point) and basic health care is generally supplied by the province. No co-pays, no existing conditions, and complete portability

    Note this is for basic care, drug plans and some other things are not covered by the province and may be covered by the employer but one is never without basic doctor and hospital access.

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