Links 8/8/15

Links for you. Science:

Ignorant celebrities lobby U.S. Congress against GMOs
The Connoisseur of Number Sequences: For more than 50 years, the mathematician Neil Sloane has curated the authoritative collection of interesting and important integer sequences.
A genome-wide analysis of putative functional and exonic variation associated with extremely high intelligence
Airplane Poop Could Help Track Global Disease Outbreaks
Scientists or beancounters: who decides what’s best for UK science?

Other:

How the Rich Can Keep Their Homes, Businesses, Artwork, and Wealth Tax-Free—Forever: Dynasty trusts enable the wealthy to control their assets even beyond the grave.
The ‘Two Minutes Hate’ of Tom Brady
Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism
‘And then he decided not to be’
In the Unlikeliest of Places, a Museum Dedicated to Jewish Life
The Freakishness of Christianity: What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?
Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid
HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved
How Rand Paul Could Have Profited From a Debt-Ceiling Crisis He Helped Create
Must-Read: Matt Yglesias: Sounds like a lot of money (DeLong’s comment is important)
Despite Rough Summer, D.C. Seeing Historically Low Levels of Violent Crime
Democrats and Republicans love government wage subsidies. But they might have it all backwards.
Late Again? A faculty member wondered why her students were always late. So she asked them.
When nobody believes your transparent propaganda, it can be so depressing
The Voting Rights Act turns 50 today. Here are three trends in minority voting you should know about.
Going Viral: A Suburban Engagement (Photoshoot)

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2 Responses to Links 8/8/15

  1. sglover says:

    That article about late students is by somebody teaching a course in “Mass Communications”. I think the real question there isn’t why students are late — it’s why they even bother to show up at all.

  2. Airplane poop story. Good times.:-)

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