Links 2/14/16

Links for you. Science:

Are we facing an Alzheimer’s armageddon?
Exclusive: Miscarriages reported in pair of American women with Zika virus
Scientists Have Now Quantified Mountaintop Removal Mining’s Destruction Of Appalachia
Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds
The Link Between Neanderthal DNA and Depression Risk


When Danny Lyon met Bernie Sanders
An Open Letter to Rep. John Lewis.
Maybe Stop Trying To Give Your Constituents Mostly Stuff They Don’t Want? (the Republican version of people have to like this crap)
The life of American workers in 1915
Bernie Sanders Is More Serious on Foreign Policy Than You Think (and Korb is pretty good on this stuff)
The Electability Contradiction
America in 1915: Long Hours, Crowded Houses, Death by Trolley
Henry Kissinger’s War Crimes Are Central to the Divide Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
Just say Christian
New Orleans high school Landry-Walker’s sky-high test scores plunged after cheating probe
How Nebraska’s Negligence Led to an Alcoholism Epidemic on This Reservation
Thousands of Americans Could Face Hunger Due to Loss of Food Assistance
Ward 1 Lacks ‘Luxury’ to Keep Out Homeless Shelter, Mayor Tells Critics
Dear Oregon militia men: Here’s why no one feels sorry for you and rejects your mission built on conservative Christian rage
Will Sanders’ Financial Transaction Tax be a Free Lunch for Those Who Don’t Live on Wall Street?
“not pushing back against this location because we have a “Not In Our Back Yard” mentality – we’re pushing back because we already have homeless shelters at our doorsteps”

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1 Response to Links 2/14/16

  1. rwv says:

    I vaguely remember finding quite pleasurable semi-scientific reads in your link section.. What’s up with these links lately?
    e.g. (the original shitpiece got hyped in about every major news outlet):
    “The Link Between Neanderthal DNA and Depression Risk”

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but this doesn’t seem to add up to anything but bad science of the genetically deterministic type:
    1) Mine genetic data for correlations with certain phenotypes
    2) Assume causations from correlations
    3) Argue differences in phenotypes represent adaptations
    4) Create a hype around your so called scientific study

    And: “Are we facing an Alzheimer’s armageddon?” talking about a drop in Alzheimer’s rates that “just missed being statistically significant.”
    Then what “drop” are we talking about?

    Sorry to say these are simply shitty links..

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