Links 6/13/15

Links for you. Science:

Standing Up For Basic Research
A Note to Tim Hunt (and other self-satisfied “chauvinists”)
The Value of Basic Research
If Hunt’s Science is Reality, I Choose the Girls Only Lab..
Trail-blazing ants show hints of metacognition when seeking food


Library of Congress Chief Retires Under Fire
Why I’ve Decided I’m Not Having Kids
Pakistan locks Save the Children offices (nobody does blowback like the fucking CIA)
Gentrification – Racial Tension in the City
When Bail Is Out of Defendant’s Reach, Other Costs Mount
Seriously Bad Ideas
‘I enjoyed the whole absurdity of it’: Paleontologists review ‘Jurassic World.’
How the Poor Make Better Financial Decisions Than the Wealthy
Is the Common Core killing kindergarten?
11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard. CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents.
“I don’t think I’m a defective person”: Lindsey Graham’s moving defense of being single
Don’t Disrespect American Jews
What Worries Me Most About Clinton: That she may not have the intellectual capacity to discern even critically important distinctions. Including glaring ones.
Connecticut handgun law has led to 40% drop in gun-related homicides
How black voters could determine the 2016 election

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