Links 6/7/16

Links for you. Science:

Octopuses may indeed be your new overlords
No, this isn’t the start of the antibiotic apocalypse, just bad reporting: New drug-resistant infection is cause for measured concern, but let’s get the facts straight (related post here; I would argue that this means it’s just a matter of time, and that time interval just shrank)
Millions in Ebola funding, a casualty of Zika virus, may not be replenished
Escaping from an aquarium is child’s play when you are as smart as an octopus
The way we social science now

Other:

Why Trump voters are not “complete idiots”
Why Trump voters are not complete idiots. Part two: What should Hillary do?
Placebo Ballots: Stealing California From Bernie Using an Old GOP Vote-Snatching Trick
Why New Jersey Needs Bernie Sanders
Who’s Responsible For Misusing Washington DC’s Test Scores?
What Your Favorite ’80s Band Says About You.
Sanders: We are not going to defeat Trump by throwing eggs
How likely is it that Donald Trump, if elected, would serve more than a few months of his term? How likely is it that he will even continue as the nominee much beyond the convention?
What Drilling (and Fracking) Is Doing to Texas Water
Why Do So Many Conservative Thought Leaders Claim Trump Appeared from Thin Air? In which Michael Gerson neglects to understand how a modern conservative could indulge conspiracy theories or kick the weak. (how is Trump an aberration in a party that normalized torture?)
Media Response to Amber Heard’s Allegations of Abuse Reveals Staggering Biphobia
Chris Arnade: A few quick thoughts on free trade
The myth of Teflon Trump
Plan to rate teachers based on test scores is under fire (depressingly, the slow-motion destruction of Massachusetts’ educational system continues)

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One Response to Links 6/7/16

  1. coloradoblue says:

    (how is Trump an aberration in a party that normalized torture?)

    Brings up the question of how is Hillary (or Obama) an aberration in a party that gave a pass to the party that normalized torture. And then added murdering American citizens with no due process to the list.

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