Links 12/3/15

Links for you. Science:

Conspiracy-theorist nutbags run Congress, and they’re making Benghazi a verb: Next up, climate scientists
The world must accept that the HPV vaccine is safe
The Drugs Won’t Work: The Rise and Fall of Rational Drug Design
That Time Europe Air-Dropped Vaccine-Loaded Chicken Heads to Bait Rabid Foxes
Duke Flags Lowered: Biomechanics Pioneer Steven Vogel Dies

Other:

The truth about the white working class: Why it’s really allergic to voting for Democrats (must-read)
Four tough things columnists should do before writing about universities (very good)
Cover-Up in Chicago
Are most academic papers really worthless? Don’t trust this worthless statistic
Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers
Sorry, conservatives, but there is nothing surprising about anti-choice terrorism
National police union asks NFL to remove stadium gun ban over Paris attacks
Emboldened by Silver conviction, Bharara to indict Cuomo Jan 2nd
The New ESEA: Warning to Parents About Your Child and Military Recruiters
“Our protesters came in for abortions”: Fear, slut-shaming, Planned Parenthood, and the truth about right-wing religious hypocrisy
Apple may be getting rid of the headphone jack on its next iPhone
Rococo Pastoral Paintings And The Opposite Of Marxism
The New York Times Throws Gender-Neutral Honorifics Into the ‘Mx.’
Crossing a street in D.C. can be a dangerous undertaking

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