Links 10/19/16

Links for you. Science:

Sequencing, not random probes, are future of microbiological diagnostics
Big Pharma’s Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD
Russia Is Vital to Protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea
Hell-bent on Survival
MIT’s Fusion Reactor Broke a World Record Right Before the Feds Shut It Off (again, if you claim you love science, but don’t fund it, you don’t love science–you’re just ogling its butt)

Other:

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans (must-read)
The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton (excellent)
How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind (must-read)
Charter Schools and the Talented Tenth (important)
Russia Is Preparing For War (I think Welsh is partially right, but a lot of the Russian reaction is internal Russian politics as well)
Twitter could be the next Mozilla
It costs US national parks almost $1 million a year each to keep looking natural
Valeant Raised The Price Of A Life-Saving Lead Poisoning Drug 2,700 Percent
Libertarianism’s Time Has Come and Gone (good points, but far too kind to libertarianism’s underlying motives)
Why does Star Trek have a huge following?
From Wikileaks: ‘I need Zephyr to not be a pain in the ass to Hillary’ (this doesn’t say much about Clinton, but the incompetence of her staff is, well, something)
What Happens When an Ayn Rand Devotee Runs a Public School System? Just Ask Chicago.
Students expelled after Facebook group calls for ‘execution’ of Jews, black people
In Trump’s America, towns in poor health don’t think he will save them
The American Way: President Obama promised to fight corporate concentration. Eight years later, the airline industry is dominated by just four companies. And you’re paying for it
I lived in Israel when the prime minister was assassinated. Donald Trump’s ‘joke’ terrifies me.

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