Links 7/24/16

Links for you. Science:

Mass Incarceration Is Making Infectious Diseases Worse
Darkness Falls on the Dinosaurs
How Sexual Harassment Halts Science
How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology: Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong
Thousands of studies used the wrong cells, and journals are doing nothing (wrote about this here two years ago)

Other:

I’m With The Banned: What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the Republican National Convention
Here’s An Idea: Change The Federal Definition Of Student Achievement
The Forgotten State
For 90 years, lightbulbs were designed to burn out. Now that’s coming to LED bulbs.
The Republican’s Glass-Steagall Is Not Elizabeth Warren’s Glass Steagall
Republican Party Platform Rejects D.C. Statehood, Budget Autonomy: It also criticizes the District’s handling of violent crime
A Key Reason America is No Longer Great: The privatization of state and (especially) local governments, in both the services they provide and in the way these governments (especially the local ones) are funded.
Fla. police shoot black man with his hands up as he tries to help autistic patient
Mystery Group of Young People Protests for Metro Privatization
Defend Against Statistical Nonsense
A Lot of People Are Looking for Gay Sex During the RNC
Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal
The Psychology of Why Americans Are Afraid of Historically Low Crime Levels
Ideología: Latinos & Republicans Disagree on More than Immigration Reform
This is for my folks who are scared right now.
FRIDAY ‘ROUND-THE-HORN
New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

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