Links 5/17/15

Links for you. Science:

Reporters got a lot wrong covering Ebola. We should do better next time.
Fear of Ruin as Disease Takes Hold of Italy’s Olive Trees
Turning the American Chestnut into a GMO Might be the Only Way to Save it: Adding wheat genes could help the tree fight off blight
More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think
Superbugs In Your Supper: Whenever you eat chicken or beef, you’re probably also eating a side order of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Learn how to protect yourself (the last page is meh, and the title not so good, but it’s a good story)


The Trials of Hannah Arendt: Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment (excellent)
Stop sanitizing the history of the run-up to Iraq War (it’s even worse than the article suggests: those who got it right were derided as weaklings, if not traitors)
The Ebola buffoons get humiliated: The politicians and pundits who were the wrongest about Ebola
Economics Is A Lost Field
Let’s have fun contrasting John Diehl’s public opinions on sex and gender with his sexts with a college freshman
Why you should never, ever play the lottery
Knowledge For Literacy
Lotteries: America’s $70 Billion Shame (I’m surprised Massachusetts is so high–not sure what’s going on there)
The Moral of the Chicago Pension Situation: Stock Bubbles Are Not Cool
12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly
10 steps to take 100,000 cars off DC’s roads
The Democratic Party Would Triangulate Its Own Mother
Now It’s Time For Hillary Clinton to Answer Some Questions About the Iraq War
For the Netscape Navigators

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