Links 7/2/16

Links for you. Science:

The Martian becomes reality: At least four crops grown on simulated Mars soil are edible
The problem with reinforced concrete
In the Future, Our Cities Could Be Made of Bone
The many benefits of the LPU

Other:

America’s Not-So-Broken Education System: Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted? (that this is in The Atlantic suggests that those few of us who have been pointing this out for years might finally be in the ascendacy)
Watch Whiteness Work
SEEK AND DESTROY (excellent)
FEEL THE ACTUAL BURN
Supreme Court Says Illegal Police Stops Are OK as Long as They Find an Outstanding Warrant Afterward
DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST
The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems
Closing psychiatric hospitals seemed humane, but the state failed to build a system to replace them.
Elizabeth Warren Should Stay in the Senate
AGENDA-SETTING
Michael Hudson: The Slow Crash
US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border
Tim Kaine and the Evolution of Pro-Choice Politics
State Department Turns Blind Eye to Evidence of Honduran Military’s Activist Kill List
Clinton Democrats Claim To Support Health Care As A Right, But Oppose Universal Healthcare In Platform
More on the illegal city of Somerville
Did Republicans Really Just Bring the Confederate Flag into the Zika Debate?
The Secret Power Behind Local Elections

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2 Responses to Links 7/2/16

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    The problem with reinforced concrete
    By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1,900 years. And yet many concrete structures from last century – bridges, highways and buildings – are crumbling.

    That is an unfair comparison. Nobody drives on the Pantheon, nor do they annually coat it with road salt the way they do with bridges and highways.

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