Links 8/2/15

Links for you. Science:

There are nearly 50 elephants in this photograph. At recent rates of slaughter, this is how many die every 11 hours.
This Beautiful But Destructive Fish Is Resorting to Cannibalism
Possibly the worst press release on the microbiome ever: Greenlaw and Ruggiero and the third brain.
The viral idea that kale is bad for you is based on incredibly bad science
Synonymous genetic variation in natural isolates of Escherichia coli does not predict where synonymous substitutions occur in a long-term experiment


Double Genocide: Lithuania wants to erase its ugly history of Nazi collaboration—by accusing Jewish partisans who fought the Germans of war crimes (“…“Holocaust denial” is being replaced by a seemingly respectable “Holocaust obfuscation.” Lithuania and other Eastern European countries are embracing a “double genocide” theory that posits that both the Nazis and Soviets committed genocide. …By positing twin genocides, Lithuanians become victims—and “Judeo-Bolsheviks” become perpetrators—in a second, mirror-image holocaust.”)
Flag waving on hallowed ground
Calvin Seibert Sculpts Impressive Modernist Sandcastles
Beauty in some storms
Why Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail? She couldn’t pay her bond. How a bail system the Justice Department has called unconstitutional may have contributed to her death.
Pope Francis is not a feminist: Why Catholicism’s liberal icon falls far short on women’s issues (leaving aside the fight between authors, interesting information about the Catholic Church)
Under the Bridge: The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles
The invisible network that keeps the world running
10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars
New England Scram Chowder (video; Seth Meyers is uncharacteristically funny)
Taste as taste
Massachusetts sues Florida doctor over unlicensed penis injections at Framingham clinic

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