Links for you. Science:
New Game, New Rules: Limiting the Risks of Biological Engineering
District May Target Feral Cats as Part of Wildlife Action Plan
Oops. Correcting scientific errors
We’ve called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.
Economics Has a Math Problem (as an outsider, economics looks like what evolutionary biology would be if we only incorporated theoretical population genetics and nothing else)
Designers Are Bringing Back A Graphic Relic Of NASA’s Past
Let Us Now Praise Passionate Politics
Mt. McKinley becomes the newest conservative molehill (I really wouldn’t have picked Dana Milbank as one of the Villagers who realizes how batshit loony the GOP has become)
Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” terrifies the NFL. Here’s the trailer. (everyone likes Will Smith–he’s very good at appearing very sympathetic. This could be really bad for the NFL)
The Neverending Fight to Save Social Security (though Third Way, Grand Bargain Democrats haven’t helped either…)
Why ‘Cops’ lives Matter’ fundamentally misses the point
Vermont’s ‘Crumbling’ Underground Water Infrastructure Demands Expensive Repairs (but it was so difficult to find ways to spend stimulus money. Yes, I’m still bitter about how many technobrat pundits dutifully repeated that trope)
Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?
Speed Cameras Succeeding At Slowing Down Montgomery County Drivers
Bernie Clarifies: That Is Not Hillary Clinton’s Position
Hungary Blocks Refuge For Syrians Seeking Asylum In Europe
How everyone is getting it wrong on New Orleans school reform
Jeb! Isn’t Tough Enough
The “Injustice Collectors”: How to Understand Vester Flanagan’s Grievance-Filled Manifesto
Required gun insurance would put two powerful lobbies at odds. We’d benefit
The Average Family Pays a Federal Income Tax Rate of 5%
Regarding Will Smith’s Concussion movie, one of the things that has been uncovered in the last week is that Sony deliberately softened some of the script so as not to anger the NFL — and they did it pre-emptively (the NFL didn’t come to them, nor did they talk to the NFL before making the changes). This actually came out of the Sony Email hack from last year.