Links 10/18/15

Links for you. Science:

How to End Sexual Harassment in Astronomy: The case against Geoff Marcy must be a wake-up call to reform our field
The Way We’re Testing Antibiotics Is All Wrong (a bit hyperbolic, but still good)
Better Living Through Venom
1491 (excellent; related post here)
Feather legged assassin bug


The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods
This study is forcing economists to rethink high-deductible health insurance (why would one expect people to think rationally when they are frightened due to being sick?)
The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform: Do States and Districts Receive the Most Bang for Their Curriculum Buck? (curriculum matters)
The Internet is like this toilet: How Reddit and other Web 2.0 communities broke the Internet
Greg Sargent gets it right: Clinton tried last night to return the definition of ‘progressive’ to the traditional ‘women’s-and-children’s’ issues that have been her calling card for decades. The pundits’ kudos notwithstanding, I doubt it will work, because ACTUAL progressives these days have a different idea.
If nearly 40% of Americans aren’t working, what are they doing?
When Nicholas Kristof Just Doesn’t Get It About Asian Americans (interesting points about the data)
Andrew Bacevich: On Building Foreign Armies and Watching Them Fail
‘Ferguson effect’? Chicago crime spike tells local story
Actually Existing Hillary (“Actually existing Hillary is a qualified, plausible candidate for president, no more”)
Bernie Sanders Repeatedly Scolded For Attempting To Unionize Debate Moderators
“Trust Your Struggle”
The Democratic Debate Highlighted the Biggest Divide Between Sanders and Clinton
DC insiders think Bernie Sanders lost the debate. Here’s why they might be wrong.

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