Links 5/13/15

Links for you. Science:

House panel holds hearing on ‘politically driven science’—sans scientists
The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products: Why the dubious claims of so many skin-care companies go unquestioned and untested (the last couple of paragraphs are awesome)
A Flu Epidemic That Threatens Birds, Not Humans
Speaking about animal research
Ending gender-based harassment in peer review


David Brooks: The Great Project Continues (must-read)
This isn’t 1968. Baltimore isn’t Watts. And Hillary Clinton isn’t Michael Dukakis. (if you missed this, this is a must-read)
How The Smithsonian Is Building Its New, Sweeping Collection Of Black American Music
The 40-Hour Work Week Is a Thing of the Past
Grateful in Baltimore
How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?
A Decade of Testing — But Nothing’s Changed
The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren’t Really About GMOs
There are no ‘two Baltimores’: Fixing the city is not about inequality. It’s about poverty.
Nick Kristof is not Smarter than an 8th Grader
Mean Girls of the ER: The Alarming Nurse Culture of Bullying and Hazing
‘Sphere Today
The Price of Nice Nails: Manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and endure ethnic bias and other abuse, The New York Times has found.
Well That Didn’t Go Very Well

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