Links 8/28/16

Links for you. Science:

World’s oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history
The Micro Monsters Beneath Your Beach Blanket
It Seems the Cigarette Industry Helped Create the Type-A Personality
Humanity’s first photos of Earth from the moon would have been thrown away if not for 3 people and an old McDonald’s
What’s So Significant About Significance?

Other:

Will America Finally Stop Privatizing Everything? (depends on how important the Pritzkers are in the next administration)
The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health Care System Dysfunction (if there were ever a case to remove a patent, this is it)
Grifters gonna grift
Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’
Read These Tweets To Understand How The Media Are Screwing Up Their Clinton Foundation Coverage
The Trump Campaign Is Now Fully Aligned With White Supremacists
Inside the Very Shady Nonprofit Dealings of the Trump Campaign’s New CEO
Berkeley put a tiny tax on soda. Consumption plummeted by 21 percent.
The District’s HIV clinic was failing. This ‘old, straight white guy’ managed to save it.
On 20th anniversary of welfare reform, D.C. still foots bill for longtime recipients
The EpiPen was her ‘baby.’ Now this pharma CEO is in the hot seat over price hikes
Hillary Clinton’s health care agenda is in danger as Obamacare struggles
From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe
Metro fights union lawsuit to reinstate L’Enfant Plaza tunnel inspector (more complex than first reports indicated. Sounds like the worker is being punished when he sort of tried to do the right thing against his managers’ opposition)
The Only Way To Get A Good Resolution
‘I wasn’t crazy’: A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000
Trump Normalized Hate Groups. The Media Normalized Trump.
We Don’t Want To Be Like Manhattan
What I Learned from Watching a Week’s Worth of Olympic Ads
Ron Johnson, genius, doesn’t understand why we have college professors

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One Response to Links 8/28/16

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Berkeley soda tax article: The findings are pretty striking: While the consumption of sugary drinks decreased by 21 percent in Berkeley, it increased by 4 percent in the other cities.

    That article does not mention how the research was done. Did they control for the possibility that Berkeley residents would continue to consume soda, but buy it elsewhere?

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