Links 5/14/16

Links for you. Science:

The Kentucky gun owner who developed his own count of gun violence in the US: After finding holes in national gun statistics in the wake of Sandy Hook, Mark Bryant, who has been shooting guns since he was five, decided to keep track himself. Since 2014, he’s recorded more than 100,000 incidents
Researchers criticize the Mukherjee piece on epigenetics: Part 2
Right But Wrong: The field of epigenetics is poorly understood by non-scientists. Did a recent New Yorker magazine article help matters?
Stick insect found in southern China is declared world’s longest insect
Why Drones Make Elephants Go Berserk


Bernie Sanders’ idea for free tuition at public colleges deserves an A
This is what the revolution looks like: Former Sanders staffers are launching a new PAC aimed at midterm Congressional elections
Meet Hillary Clinton’s “Greatest Influence” on Military Issues, a Fox News Pundit Who Makes Money From War
For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued
New Report: How Rising Commercial Rents Are Threatening Independent Businesses, and What Cities Are Doing About It
The shelter that gives wine to alcoholics: Giving free booze to homeless alcoholics sounds crazy. But it may be the key to helping them live a stable life
The biggest myth about abortion that you probably believe is true
Unmasking Modi: The violence, insecurity, and rage behind the man who has replaced Gandhi as the face of India
People Are Soooo Convinced Trump Can’t Win the Presidency (the odds heavily favor Clinton, but she has real weaknesses)
Don’t Blow This
Jeremy Scahill Outlines How Obama Made Assassination Formal US Policy
Why must the Trump alternative be self-satisfied, complacent Democrats?
The CIA Illegally Let the Wrong People Do Intelligence Work, Declassified Report Finds
A few thoughts on liberal smugness
This election is blinding us to a Wall Street outrage: Inside the media’s negligent response to a foreclosure disaster. While banks are finding new ways to rip off homeowners, the press only cares how it affects Julian Castro’s VP odds
The Unfairness of Housing Purchases Through Time (read Yves’ comment)
Tax the Rich, Not Unhealthy Products

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