Links 12/22/15

Links for you. Science:

How Hands Made Humans Human: New insights from the strange species Homo naledi. (almost like there’s intermediate forms or something)
Startups Take Bite Out of Food Poisoning
Biomedicine wins big in US budget deal
E. coli gene paper falls to mistaken mutation


Why Giving Back Isn’t Enough
How Old Should Kids Be Before They’re Allowed to Play in the Front Yard on Their Own? (this is utterly insane)
Coalition for Smarter Growth President “tired of the Arlington bashing,” says proponents of widening I-66 “apparently don’t believe in the science of induced traffic”
See Metro Center when it was still under construction
Poorer tenants fear being pushed out by planned Congress Heights complex
D.C. Office of Pensions ‘Bullies’ 91-Year-Old
The North Carolina town that’s scared of solar panels, revisited
The Weekly Standard makes a fact-free argument about political science. Here are some facts.
How the Mast Brothers fooled the world into paying $10 a bar for crappy hipster chocolate
GSA urges regulators to reject current Pepco-Exelon merger deal
Reducing congestion: Katy didn’t
Good things happen at full employment
Chipotle outbreak highlights sourcing concerns for emerging brands
Why Did the DNC Let the Bernie-Hillary Tech Story Leak? A better question: Would it have leaked if the roles were reversed?
Loose Threads
Why Are Drug Monopolies Running Amok? Meet Deborah Feinstein

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1 Response to Links 12/22/15

  1. Regarding that link about kids playing in the front yard: Wow. Parents these days, eh? When I was 9 my friends and I spent time unsupervised in public parks looking for bodies. Not even kidding, we were looking for a missing girl whose body was eventually found in that same park.

    When I was ten – younger kids in article – I regularly went on multi-hour hikes, unsupervised, without telling anyone where I was or when I would be back. On one notable occasion I led some friends, including a 6 year old, on a five hour hike exploring bear dens.

    When I was twelve, the same age as the kids in this article are allowed to play in the front yard, I stayed at home alone for a week.

    I’m not yet thirty, all this stuff was happening in the 1990s. I can’t imagine how the standards have changed so much in so little time.

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