Links 8/11/15

Links for you. Science:

Frances Oldham Kelsey, F.D.A. Stickler Who Saved U.S. Babies From Thalidomide, Dies at 101
The Misunderstood Shark: A spate of shark attacks this summer has left beachgoers especially fearful, but there’s much more to the creatures than their bite
Good science gone wrong? (comments good too)
We Finally Have Clues to How America’s Lost Colony Vanished
Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets


The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works (excellent)
At a remote site in Turkey, archaeologists have found fragments of the ancient world’s most massive inscription
Did busing slow Boston’s desegregation?
Walk-in clinics force big medicine to rethink
Netscape changed the internet—and the world—when it went public 20 years ago
How the Myth of Ferguson Changed America for the Better
What Makes Scandinavia Different?
Black Twitter is Not Happy With BlackLivesMatter
Nobody Could Have Predicted
Police lie and cover up all too often. It’s time to take that into account.
Should we be cheering on Ronda Rousey? (I say no)
If Black Lives Matter, #BlackLivesMatter Has To Grow Up
After a parent screamed at her, this first-grade teacher called the police
Which Orchid Are You?
Just 6 Percent Of D.C. Charter Budgets Come From Private Funding, Report Finds
D.C. Lacks The Crash Data It Needs To Pursue ‘Vision Zero’ (this shouldn’t be surprising, since DC isn’t serious about Vision Zero anyway)
Perfect Compromise: Welcome to the nerve-wracking reality of being Finland

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1 Response to Links 8/11/15

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Coca Cola is following the traditional path followed by the tobacco companies and the fossil fuel industries. One would think that after Merchants of Doubt their PR people might have come up with something a bit less obvious but it gives Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway another book topic– and we may even see the same characters as in the last book.

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