Links 5/20/15

Links for you. Science:

Oxford Nanopore’s London Calling: Pre-meeting speculation (curious to see how this matched up with the meeting…)
Bamboo Mathematicians
An island in the Maldives is made of parrotfish poop
Bacteria May Be Remaking Drugs in Sewage: Microbes that clean water may also be piecing some pharmaceuticals back together
Fighting bugs with bugs: this time it’s personal (if you’re curious to see what microbiology looks like, this post is for you)


Coding and Decoding Dinner
The US payday loans crisis: borrow $100 to make ends meet, owe 36 times that sum
Sorry. Iraq Wasn’t a Good Faith Mistake. It Was Based on Lies.
To Ben Carson’s fans, those ‘gaffes’ aren’t gaffes
The Conservative War Against Teachers. Or How To Shoot At Your Own Foot.
The TPP: Our President Drops The Mask
Collective inaction problem
Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her
Stranded: How America’s Failing Public Transportation Increases Inequality. The nation’s crumbling infrastructure makes it hard for those living in poverty to access jobs, quality groceries, and good schools. (the hidden cost of transportation hits the poor the hardest, but affects everyone)
Mathiness: A Guide for the Perplexed
People Who Opposed The Iraq War From The Beginning Are The Best Americans
Why Obama Is Wrong and Warren Is Right on Trade Bill Quarrel
Vietnam Wallops U.S. on Test Scores But Vietnamese Educators Scoff at Tests
Think People On Food Stamps Are Eating More Lobster Than You? Think Again

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