Links for you. Science:
Scientists identify effective and novel mechanisms to block chikungunya virus
You’re Surrounded by Bacteria That Are Waiting for You to Die
Letting the dumpster fire burn on and on
Congress let the NIH drop the HIV/AIDS set-aside: Implications for NIDA?
STEM postdocs and solutions to the problems
Conservatives: Same As They Ever Were (must-read)
A grim bargain: Once a weakness, low-skilled workers who get paid little have become the Deep South’s strength
Unearthing King Hezekiah’s Biblical-Era Seal
In Legal Fight Over Minimum Wage Vote, A Much Larger Issue Looms: D.C.’s Elections (awesome. Not really)
Spending bill restores DC Metro funding to $150M
Are Democratic Voters About to Make the Same Mistake Again with Hillary Clinton? (for the record, I get a really bad Martha Coakley vibe from her)
Federal Judge Who Ruled Against D.C. Gun Law Disqualified
Why are we still putting up with scam ads and fake news stories?
The new science of traffic engineering
Pharma Bro’s Latest Move Targets Latinos (related post here)
Shadow Chancellor: Katherine Bradley’s influence calls into question who really makes the decisions about D.C. education reform
Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet fame
You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?
WMATA will try out flexible “name your own price” passes (this is really important for ownership and increasing its relevance to people’s lives)
Republicans Have Nothing to Fear But the Fear of Shifting Demographics
I Boldly Went Where Every Star Trek Movie and TV Show Has Gone Before