Links 4/9/15

Links for you. Science:

That loud bang that startles you awake: It may be ‘exploding head syndrome’
Inappropriate manipulation of peer review
For every rule, an exception
Understanding Evolutionary Trees
How Europeans evolved white skin

Other:

The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s. (the title is utterly misleading. It should be the U.S.’s)
A rising insurrection against Obama
Tyler Cowen’s Three-Card Monte on Inequality
Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable”
It isn’t justice for Purvi Patel to serve 20 years in prison for an abortion
The Audacious Plan to Turn a Sprawling DC Suburb Into a Big City
The Iranian Nuclear Deal: What the Experts Are Saying. Ignore the right-wing politicians and pundits. Here’s what nonproliferation wonks think about the accord.
These 4 Washington Buildings Will Be Beloved Landmarks Some Day
D.C. mayor seeks to curtail power of new elected attorney general
Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on Campus.’ Notes and comment on Columbia J-school’s investigation.
Are suburban drivers part of the solution to D.C. traffic congestion?
The National Park Service’s $11.5 billion repair bill
The three benefits of ending the U.S.’s cold war with Iran: Nuclear deal between Iran and world powers signed Thursday is currently debated in detail. But ultimately, the details aren’t what matters.
Panel calls for T to rein in its costs: Group convened by Baker doesn’t urge Legislature to invest in agency (as I noted in the context of D.C.’s Metro, the savings won’t go to fixing the T)
Rwanda Revisited: Former President Clinton said he never knew the extent of suffering during Rwanda’s genocide. But America’s diplomats on the ground knew exactly what was happening — and they told Washington.
How Elizabeth Warren Made Expanding Social Security Cool: Warren just turned Social Security expansion—once a progressive pipe dream—into a tough-to-ignore 2016 issue.

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3 Responses to Links 4/9/15

  1. Frank Carpenter says:

    “Panel calls for T to rein in its costs.”

    Another word for union busting, reneging on pension commitments, reduction of benefits. And privatization of course.

  2. Another word for union busting, reneging on pension commitments, reduction of benefits. And privatization of course

  3. Another word for union busting, reneging on pension commitments, reduction of benefits. And privatizatio

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