Links 6/30/15

Links for you. Science:

Consumers of commercial genetic tests understand more than many believe
Cameroon lake cichlids probably did not speciate sympatrically: Part 1, Part 2
First Peoples: It’s Complicated
Coke vs. Pepsi: The E. coli Test
Malthusian Parameters as Estimators of the Fitness of Microbes: A Cautionary Tale about the Low Side of High Throughput

Other:

How the media spun the Tim Hunt story
Detroit: A Case Study of Oligarchs and Vigilantes Taking Over Public Safety in a Big City
The Supreme Court Decision Was a Win for LGBT Rights. Will Women Get the Same Treatment? Kennedy may be the most emotional judge on the Court, and this week that helped progress for LGBT people. But it could also hurt women.
‘It’s Time for Good Cops to Do Something About Bad Cops’: What do law-and-order conservatives propose to do about abusive policing?
Childhood Trauma Can Destroy Your Health Decades Later, Yet America Ignores It
Lone Wolves and Soft Targets: Or how our Press, Politicians are being Played by ISIL
Rise of the ripped
Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer (thousands of years of technological progress and we are able to simulate a cranky thirteen year-old)
Kendall Square’s corporatization threatens its innovative culture
Bernie Sanders Was for Full Gay Equality 40 Years Ago
Hold it! Twitter ‘Shaming’ Serves a Purpose: ‘Victims’ so obnoxious they draw social media wrath? They’ve earned their hell.
On Jewish Dissent: It is not anti-Semitism, or the fear of it, that impels American Jews to disagree with Israel’s policies, but the policies themselves.
Lebanon Just Did a Whole Lot More Than Legalize Being Gay
THE CULTURE ISN’T CHANGING ALL THAT FAST. IT’S JUST THAT CONSERVATIVES REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES.
World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level

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