Links 7/11/16

Links for you. Science:

De novo genome assembly (an excellent introductory primer to genome sequencing for non-specialists/non-scientists)
Grants cycles: timing and young investigators
The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule
50 Years After Silent Spring, Herbicides Are Everywhere
The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ eyesight

Other:

The truth of cosmopolitanism
When it comes to pretrial release, few other jurisdictions do it D.C.’s way
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Review: Jonah Lehrer’s ‘A Book About Love’ Is Another Unoriginal Sin
Some of the “intelligence” on Iraq WMD may have been copied from the plot of “The Rock”.
Disabled cancer patient slammed to the ground by TSA guards, lawsuit claims
Netanyahu vs. the Generals: Israel’s prime minister is fighting hard to weaken the most important moderate force in his country. Which is why he’s going to be a big problem for the next U.S. president
The Clintons and the press are caught in a pointless, toxic cycle of scandal
Conservatives Just Lost the War to Privatize the VA
This is your new favorite video on the internet
A staggering percentage of Americans are too poor to shop
The HuffPost Story That Bizarrely Rocked Boston: An indictment of the Boston media’s failure to expose a federal prosecutor results in more of the same (it’s not bizarre at all–Boston has two daily newspapers and they are incredibly sycophantic)
Does the middle class life cost more than it used to?
On the Battle to Desegregate the Nation’s Libraries
When Should Bernie Sanders Endorse Hillary Clinton? Not Yet. Sanders is extracting meaningful and necessary concessions from the party establishment

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One Response to Links 7/11/16

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    50 Years After Silent Spring, Herbicides Are Everywhere
    Use of glyphosate alone has increased 15-fold since the introduction of genetically modified Roundup Ready crops in the 1990s. ”

    Because we know that all herbicides are alike. Sheesh. If people are using glyphosate instead of atrazine, that’s a good thing.

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