Links 6/2/16

Links for you. Science:

MCR-1 has been identified in the United States–what is it, and what does it mean?
Yellow fever, Zika virus, and lessons we have to keep learning
Science magazine selects Jeremy Berg as EIC
Rigor and Reproducibility: Scientific Rigor (3/N)
Who Owns Your Genetic information?


The Relentless Shabbiness of CUNY: What Is To Be Done?
On Peter Thiel and Gawker
IDEA: The Unfunded Mandate
A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest
What can a person with an IQ of 160 do that a person with an IQ of 100 cannot? Are certain things fundamentally unlearnable/undoable like IQ claims? How can this be overcome?
The Nickname Campaign
When did the United States get so damn uptight?
Employers want noncompetes, but what’s it worth to them?
Sanders vs. Clinton: Electability and the Future of the Democratic Party
Why Hillary will win and why saying she can’t is a bad strategy for the left
Even Female Supreme Court Justices Get Interrupted a Lot by Men (but not the Notorious R.B.G!)
The Truthiness of Campbell Brown
Dreams Stall as CUNY, New York City’s Engine of Mobility, Sputters
These Gals Stopped a Rape Last Night
Chait speech: Education reform, plus the rise of Trump!
Those Long TSA Lines: Take This Bag and Check It!
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?
This NFL Hall of Fame Member Won’t Let His Grandson Play Football (if you have followed U.S. football, Harry Carson saying this is a big deal)
The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
Still Selling Neoliberal Unicorns: The US Applauds the Coup in Brazil, Calls It Democracy

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2 Responses to Links 6/2/16

  1. Min says:

    About men interrupting women:
    That sounded funny to me, being different from what I had read by linguist Deborah Tannen. And indeed, the recent research referred to in the NY Times article last year, , indicates not only that men interrupt women more often than they do men, women also interrupt other women more often than they do men, and do so at a higher rate than men do. So why aren’t the headlines about women interrupting women? 😉 The rates of interruption (in our culture, at least) are in this order: women interrupting women, men interrupting women, men interrupting men, and women interrupting men. Not a simple pattern.

  2. kaleberg says:

    Yes, generals knew the war was won before Hiroshima. That’s how total wars of attrition work. You can just do the math and see who is going to win. The generals even had good data from the invasion of Okinawa. It was bloody, but the US won. They could estimate the cost of winning on Honshu and the other islands.
    They used atomic bombs and a bluff in a successful attempt to avoid hundreds of thousands of US casualties and millions of Japanese casualties. Sure, it was a no-brainer that the US was going to win. The issue was the cost in lives.

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