Links 9/14/16

Links for you. Science:

Invasive ‘Jersey wriggler’ jumping worms devouring forest floors
Giraffes aren’t just giraffes. Turns out there are four species.
Newly Discovered Flatworm Is Named After Obama
In CRISPR patent fight, geneticist George Church may be called to testify
This pill prevents HIV. Why don’t more people take it?


Spare me the phony outrage over Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’ remark
This Is the Biggest Test Political Journalists Have Ever Faced: And most are failing
Inside school funding “victory,” CT Judge apparently seeks to set special education services back 40 years
The world wide cage
Doing the math: For many in the D.C. area on minimum wage, the ends never meet
The Life and Death of Shanghainese
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Helicopter money is a fiscal operation and is not inherently inflationary
Public shaming of overdosed adults by police department’s Facebook post is ‘morally repugnant’
Another ambitious idea from City Hall gets toned down
Wells Fargo Just Made The Case For Elizabeth Warren’s Bank Agency
Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe
You Won’t Believe What This 1,700-Year-Old Obituary Says

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One Response to Links 9/14/16

  1. jrkrideau says:

    What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

    How we deal with the most challenging kids remains rooted in B.F. Skinner’s mid-20th-century philosophy that human behavior is determined by consequences and bad behavior must be punished. (Pavlov figured it out first, with dogs.)

    This has to be one of the most stunning summaries of operant and classical conditioning I have ever read. I was going to say it was totally wrong but the author was right that Pavlov did some work with dogs.

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