Links 4/7/15

Links for you. Science:

NIH Request for Information (RFI): Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research
What’s for dinner
‘A Harbinger Of The Future’: Climate Scientists Respond To Boston’s Record-Breaking Snow Season
The myth of Europe’s Little Ice Age
In science, irreproducible research is a quiet crisis


I believe in magic
Solitary Time
False Dichotomies
California’s wealthy lagging in water conservation
Common Core State Tests Want to Know if Your 8 Year Old Can Read 300 Words Per Minute
PLEASE HELP: Charity and Judging The Lives of Others
The Awe-Inspiring Power of Baroque Churches
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
A young prince may cost Syria and Yemen dear
If you really want to bomb Iran, take the deal
Two Systems
“Race is being used to wreck the middle class”: The silent bigotry of America’s poverty politics
Isolation play
Lip-Syncing to the Academic Conversation
No, the estate tax isn’t destroying family farms
Privatization Memories

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1 Response to Links 4/7/15

  1. S. Panda says:

    “The common theme? California sybarites are responsible for their water woes. The Times story was illustrated by a number of photos showing luxurious homes in wealthy desert communities like Rancho Mirage with glowing green lawns and lush-looking pools, all surrounded by dry, parched land. Another photo—this one of Palm Springs—showed a desert golf course. … Barely mentioned was the fact that the clueless wealthy might just as well go ahead and turn on the taps—let ten thousand golf course bougainvillea bloom. They aren’t the problem, or not much of the problem. Listen up: California’s agricultural sector uses about 80 percent of the state’s water. As Mother Jones reported, it takes one gallon of water to grow a single almond, and nearly five gallons to make a walnut edible. But, hey, Governor Brown says those almonds and other produce grown in California aren’t living large. That’s why agriculture was all but excused from his edict.” — California Nuts, Helaine Olen, The Baffler.

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