Links 8/9/15

Links for you. Science:

Plague or anthrax on the subway? Think again, says now-corrected study (wrote about this here. It should have never been published as long as it contained the anthrax/plague conclusions–a competent editor would have picked better reviewers)
Why There Aren’t Yet Nanobot Doctors
Understanding Statistical Power and Significance Testing–an interactive visualization
Seeds That Defied Romans, Pirates, and Nazis
Our extinct cousins had eyes much larger than ours. Were these giant peepers the reason for the Neanderthals’ demise, or the secret of their success?

Other:

Why Anti-Racism Will Fail
Donald Trump Speaks the Truth
Slayer Is In The Smithsonian, Folks
The ugly message behind erasing ‘Black’ from ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs
The President Defends His Iran Plan
Twilight of the Bomb
Lena Dunham, White Privilege and the Myth That Anything Is Possible: The “Girls” creator had more than just drive and spunk on her side.
How This Sex Worker Who Killed an Alleged Serial Killer Is Changing the Sex Industry
Top Cringe Worthy Foreign Policy Moments in GOP Debate
Go ahead, wade in the memorial
Time to De-Confederatize the Textbook, “The American Journey”: An Open Letter to James McPherson
Bernie Sanders Slams Clinton for Having Supported Slashing of America’s Safety Net (yes, welfare reform was murderous)
The complexities of traffic stops, from a police officer’s perspective
Yes, Racism Is Rooted in Economic Inequality
Robots can make you do surprising things, says Alexander Reben, whose talking bots have elicited secrets from passers-by, festival-goers and even astronauts.
Rand Paul’s Eye-Roll Marked the End of the 9/11 Era
Bedside manner
Nice Work

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