Links 4/2/15

Links for you. Science:

A Disease of Scienceyness: How misguided science fandom hurts actual scientists
Spinning the roulette wheel in life sciences casino
Powerful Genetic Test Prevents Paternity Mix-Up
Selected Data and Sources Relevant to Research Enterprise Sustainability
Dana-Farber study questions benefits of online genetic testing

Other:

Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them. “No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee … and that’s the state of Israel”
Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer” THE LAUDED BRAUN DESIGNER REVEALS HOW ARCHITECTURE HAS INFLUENCED HIS WORK, WHAT APPLE GETS RIGHT, AND THE KIND OF DESIGN HE TRULY HATES.
The Powerful, Enforced Silence Around Standardized Testing (there are freedom of speech issues)
8 Secrets From Behind the Scenes of a Porn Shoot
Non-Profit Internet Archive Buying Buildings In Bid To Save Affordable Housing For Employees (non-profits in NYC have done this for a long time)
14 Reasons Why House and Senate Republicans Have Declared Economic War On Average Americans
Perils of Pandora (Part I) — why Avatar (tragically) fails to make us any better
Ex-Staffer Slams James O’Keefe: He Crossed A Line With Vile ‘Kill Cops’ Stunt (worse than I thought; O’Keefe could be in a lot of trouble here)
Who Needs a Boss?
The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison: The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it.
The War Nerd: A Brief History Of The Yemen Clusterf*ck
NYCHA and the fetishized green space (parks have to be done intelligently, like Boston’s Emerald Necklace)
Did Clinton’s Backdoor Adviser Illegally Lobby for Putin Ally? (she still surrounds herself with the worst people)
Carbon Capture: Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?
Overpass going down
Subsidy Cuts Could Reduce A Big Part of State Deficits (“It would seem that eternal vigilance is just as much the cost of middle class economic security as it is of freedom.”)
Making the Rich and Powerful Work for Everyone

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