Links 7/16/15

Links for you. Science:

Ancient bobcat buried like a human being
Cats ‘control mice’ with chemicals in their urine
Plants prepare to defend themselves when they “hear” threatening sounds
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including this centipede
Chimps and the Zen of Falling Water

Other:

Were Republicans really the party of civil rights in the 1960s?
The Face of the Base
‘How many sick kids does it take for us to act?’ How President Obama and Congress passed a landmark food safety law and then let it slip away.
To keep its best principals, DCPS needs to give them more autonomy
Piketty: “Germany Has Never Repaid Its Debts; It Has No Standing To Lecture Other Nations” (you might have read parts of the interview already, but there are some really good finds here)
The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed
Impending disaster in Greece
In Honor of Bastille Day – The Most Random Monument in DC – The Jusserand Bench in Rock Creek Park
Neopaleoliberalfragilisticexpialidocious
The homeless man who graduated Harvard Law with John Roberts
EYES WIDETT SHUT: HOW THE CITY HOLDS THE KEYSTONE FOR BOSTON 2024’S OLYMPIC STADIUM PLANS
I Was Attacked on the Train. No One Helped Me. And I’m not sure I would have helped me, either.
Crazy paving: Rotterdam to consider trialling plastic roads
School Libraries Are Under Attack
FREE RADICAL: BILL SEEKS TO MAKE BLOCKING THE HIGHWAY ATTEMPTED MURDER

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