Links for you. Science:
Rare Footage Shows Giant Squid Cruising Through A Harbor
Can electric signals in Earth’s atmosphere predict earthquakes?
The fine line between quality improvement and medical research (must-read)
Elizabeth Holmes’s blood-testing ambition has long collided with technological problems
With everyone away for the holidays, now’s the time to get science done
THE BARBARISM OF CHARTERISM: NEW YEAR, NEW THEATER IN THE WAR OVER CORPORATE ED REFORM IN MASS
Ban cars (interesting)
Why I Don’t Do Kwaanza
Don’t cut back the National Zoo’s hours (one more, albeit small, reason why D.C. needs voting representation in Congress)
Beheading of third-grade girl ‘was just the spark’ for Afghan minority group
The Tamir Rice Shooting Reveals the Darkness at the Heart of Open Carry Laws
Why are low-income high achievers so underrepresented at elite schools?
Obama’s skin looks a little different in these GOP campaign ads
From “A New Hope” to no hope at all: “Star Wars,” Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes (Star Wars spoilers, but very good)
For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions
Reading Everything Aaron Swartz Wrote
Lethal Force as First Resort
One reason for high drug prices: a huge backlog of unapproved generic drugs
This news from France will help you understand just what a raw deal Americans get with health care.
Sanders Would Dominate Money Race With Small Donor Matching Funds