Links 4/17/15

Links for you. Science:

Seven Takeaways From “What’s Hot in Boston Biotech”
Selectionism Strikes Back!
California Senate panel passes a bill to end vaccination opt-outs for kids entering public school
Why would a Californian drought trigger an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease?
Research Shows that Simple Treatments Can Help Save the Lives of Babies Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

Other:

How Driving While Poor Became A Crime In California
Rahm Emanuel Won—But Chicago Progressives Actually Have Much to Be Happy About
Senate Proposal Cuts Duncan Off At Knees
Rand Paul concedes he will cut Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts
Empty Ebola Clinics in Liberia Are Seen as Misstep in U.S. Relief Effort
‘It’s Racist As Hell’: Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts
For downtown L.A.’s pedestrians, citations send a ‘don’t walk’ signal
Curves
Call it Big Data’s Big Dig — $75m, 19 years, still not done
War On Teacher Pensions = War On Women
Work makes Fritos
How the Obamas opted their children out of high-stakes standardized tests
RJ Eskow: The 5 Worst Things About the Techno-Libertarians Solidifying Their Grasp on Our Economy and Culture
National Bar Association wants second officer in Walter Scott shooting video fired, arrested (we have to start targeting those officers who assist in coverups)
Destruction of Egypt’s historic buildings a financial and cultural disaster
Anti-Gay Bigotry Is Backfiring: Poll Finds Gay People More Popular Than Evangelicals

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