Links 2/3/16

Links for you. Science:

You can now dine with giraffes in Kenya (the behavior adaptations of animals to people are amazing, and sometimes very funny)
A tyrannosaur of one’s own
Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon
An Epidemic 14 Years Ago Shows How Zika Could Unfold in the US
Do probiotics cure asthma? Don’t believe the hype

Other:

Five myths about Reconstruction
Muriel Bowser’s Laissez-Faire Approach to Enforcing Snow Laws (as long as D.C.’s ‘leadership’ does not use mass transit and are primarily drivers, nothing will change)
Furies Collective house approved as D.C. historic landmark
That’s Your Job, Professional Democrats
Uncertainty haunts parents of Flint, as every rash, every tantrum raises alarms
What is Hillary Clinton Up To When…
Four Percent (or, my foray into “explainer” blogging)
The Private Sector Is Now Providing Basic Services to Flint: A huge donation of bottled water from Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo to Flint schools represents the displacement of government by corporations.
Hillary Clinton Made More in 12 Speeches to Big Banks Than Most of Us Earn in a Lifetime
Whatever Happened To KIPP?
TSA: You cannot pack your Klingon bat’leth in your carry-on
These Are The Oldest Known Photos Ever Taken
Virginia Republicans take aim at absentee voting in latest voter suppression push
What Makes Police Reform Racial Justice?
No, really: Bernie Sanders isn’t extreme
The Moral Fallout When Academics Sell Out
Rhode Island Proposes NEW Insanity: “Children Under 10 Shall Not Be Left Home Alone, Even Briefly”

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1 Response to Links 2/3/16

  1. reginaldselkirk says:

    The world’s most famous palaeontologist doesn’t understand why anyone wants to collect dinosaurs. Mark Norell sits across from me in his expansive corner office at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and launches right in…

    So Mark Norell is the world’s most famous palaeontologist? Why is it that I haven’t heard of him? Whereas I have heard of Richard Leakey, Jack Horner, Paul Sereno, Bob Bakker, Donald Johanson and Tim White?

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