Links 6/4/15

Links for you. Science:

Italian scientists vilified in wake of olive-tree deaths: Police investigate researchers’ role in devastating bacterial epidemic
Bird flu epidemic exposes our weak biosecurity measures
17% Of Our Genetic Knowledge Is Wrong
Want to be ethical in science? Speak up.
Absurd Creature of the Week: This Isn’t a Spider, But It Does Have Genitals in Its Legs (if you’ve ever seen a pycnogonid, they’re pretty amazing)


Cultural Capital and meritocratic circularity
Amazon Prime and Uber Are Changing the Map of Your City: Apps don’t just affect how we transport things and people. They shape where we choose to live, work, and play. (and changes in zoning policy, but zoning policies ain’t cool…)
Why is it OK to defame teachers?
For the Love of All that Is Holy, Stop Claiming that China Will Supplant America as a Superpower. It Won’t. No, Seriously, It Won’t. (one piece of evidence supporting that claim)
I Was Pro-Life Until I Accidentally Got Pregnant and Wanted an Abortion
How Kevin Johnson Destroyed A Black Mayors Group To Promote His Brand
Medicine Hat becomes the first city in Canada to eliminate homelessness
Yes, We Should Let Motorcycles Ride Between Cars
Inside Monarch Novelties, D.C.’s Last Novelty Shop
Annapolis Couple Sues Realtor After Selling Home Infested With Snakes
Why Campaign Coverage Makes Just Plain Citizens Unhappy
Banks Behind Hillary Clinton’s Canadian Speeches Really Want The Keystone Pipeline (so if she’s elected, let no one act surprised)
Recruitment, Resumes, Interviews: How the Hiring Process Favors Elites
It’s about to get easier to build mid-rises in DC
D.C. to Indian Embassy: Occupy U Street Property or Pay Up (for the D.C. locals; I always wondered what was going on with this building)
Supreme Court Decision in Facebook Threat Case Is a Setback for Women
Sisters Start Business Urging “Goods Not Guns”

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