Links 8/13/15

Links for you. Science:

Underwater Agriculture: The Scuba Divers Growing Crops in Bubbles Under the Sea (amazing)
Steven Pinker interview: case against bioethocrats & CRISPR germline ban
Why did the US abandon a lead in reactor design?
Funding: Tales of Defamation (don’t entirely agree; it showed bad judgement to take the money in my opinion
Walruses in the Arctic could be in big trouble — again


The limits of anti-racism (excellent)
A reinvestment and rehabilitation framework for America’s criminal justice system (Martin O’Malley’s plan)
Racial Justice (Bernie Sanders’ plan)
(Hillary Clinton’s plan)
This $2 Million Beauty For Sale in Logan Circle Used to Be a Brothel
Conservatives Play the Anti-Semitism Card Against Obama
The Republican War on Women Intensifies
Why ‘Smart’ Objects May Be a Dumb Idea
Marco Rubio Wants You to Know that a Fertilized Human Egg Cannot Become a Cat (or a Donkey)
Marco Rubio is already Gish-Galloping
Bow Down, Weirdo Populist Economic Determinism
Summer garbage pickup is stinkin’ hell
A clean joke to entertain Michelle Duggar
Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution
After 2 Killers Fled, New York Prisoners Say, Beatings Were Next
Can We Interest You In Teaching?
Data on Use of Force by Police Across U.S. Proves Almost Useless (make the ability to get all those federal police goodies contingent on giving good, accurate data)
Since White People Can’t Lecture The #BlackLivesMatter Movement, Allow Me

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3 Responses to Links 8/13/15

  1. Just some guy says:

    Is the joke supposed to be that Hillary has no plan, that’s why there is no link?

  2. jrkrideau says:

    Re: Can we interest you in teaching.

    I’d recommend reading some of G F Brandenburg’s posts at for a few reasons most young Americans would be mad to consider teaching as a career.

    I mean, low pay, total job insecurity, senseless interminable rounds of useless testing. Gee, what a rewarding career.

    A look at the VAM approach seems to suggest it is totally insane and technically should be known as Validity Absence Measurement. Heck its reliability looks ≈ 0.

    It sometimes seems to be that the USA is determined to destroy its educational system.

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