Links 5/10/15

Links for you. Science:

A Trick For Higher SAT scores? Unfortunately no. (something Malcolm Gladwell popularized turns out to be wrong? Inconceivable!)
The Least Likely Man celebrates a genetic-code-breaking genius
Prime fish give way to hordes of jellyfish in Puget Sound
Belief in evolution vs. GDP per capita in the U.S.
Salary after 5 years of Postdoc vs those who don’t

Other:

Ferguson’s Fortune 500 Company: Why the Missouri city—despite hosting a multinational corporation—relied on municipal fees and fines to extract revenue from its poorest residents (excellent; must-read)
After Baltimore, I: Activism
After Baltimore, II: A Wonk’s Notes
Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You
Right-Wing Crusader’s Anti-Muslim Ads Provoke Ban on Political Ads on NYC Transit
The Ben’s Chili Bowl model for outlasting segregation, upheaval and gentrification
An Atlas of Upward Mobility Shows Paths Out of Poverty (original data here)
Race, Class and Neglect
Sustainable parking and the tragedy of the commons
There are no quick fixes for the problems in Baltimore. But its people give me hope
Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain.
Dear drunk driver: From your trauma surgeon (powerful, but traffic ‘accidents’ require a structural solution)
Professor plays the Finland card!
Government Provolone
Russian police investigate 2009 incident when 84 cadets and a porn star allegedly broke the world cunnilingus record

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2 Responses to Links 5/10/15

  1. I’m assuming that last link has also kept NATO busier than usual.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    RE: Belief in evolution vs. GDP per capita in the U.S.
    Note the disclaimer:

    Scatter plot includes the largest 39 states, accounting for 96.6% of the US population (the remaining 3.3% are outliers)

    That’s right, they left out 11 states in order to make their graph look better. Also, the title of the plot is “The portion of people…”, and yet the plot is of states, not people. I think this one falls under “lying with statistics.”

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