Links 8/14/16

Links for you. Science:

A grimy, black biofilm is starting to cover the Jefferson Memorial, and it can’t be killed (THANKS OBAMA!)
A vaccine made my baby stop breathing. But I still believe in vaccination.
1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war
MIT challenges New York Times over book on famous brain patient
Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route

Other:

The Walmart family is teaching hedge funds how to profit from publicly funded schools
One Year of Coal CEO Pay Could Retrain Every US Miner to Work in the Solar Industry
Brookings, big think tanks push corporate donors’ agendas as cash pours in
Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day (noted this here and https://mikethemadbiologist.com/2008/12/03/because_nbc_analyst_and_war_pr/–the latter in 2008)
Here comes the Downtown Crossing neighborhood
Yet Another Conservative Argument About Poverty Appears To Be Wrong
Platform And Politics: The Change We Made
Here’s An Obama-Era Legacy No One Wants To Talk About
More costs and delays for Green Line trolleys
Cape Cod’s big drinking water problem
The idea of a mobile America could be a myth
NPE Action Endorses Drew Franklin for DC City Council (curious as to why they didn’t endorse Grosso)
*Maybe I’m a Bad Kid*
Win or lose in November, Trump will be a presence on Pennsylvania Ave.
That Time a Louisville Paper Fantasized About Bombing Its Own Downtown
Clinton Campaign Missing a Crucial Argument

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2 Responses to Links 8/14/16

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Yet Another Conservative Argument About Poverty Appears To Be Wrong
    And so? They have been wrong for the last 60 years. Why would one expect an American conservative to get it right now. No point in ruining a perfect record.

  2. jrkrideau says:

    “Learn and understand the value of investing in charter schools and best practices for assessing their credit,”

    I do find this obscene.

    But on the upside, I am not a USAian and we obviously can expect our competitive advantage to improve since we have a sensible educational system.

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