Links 1/17/17

Links for you. Science:

Trump Meets With Physicist Who Says ‘Benefits’ Of Climate Change ‘Outweigh Any Harm’: William Happer also compared the “demonization of carbon dioxide” to the Holocaust (“Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews”–last I checked, we’re not all dead yet…)
Scientists don’t have a decade to find a Zika vaccine. They need volunteers now.
Mass. and N.Y.’s rivalry has extended to biotech
Harvester ants farm by planting seeds to eat once they germinate
The price and value of doing a postdoc


Deficits Matter—But Not in the Way Paul Krugman Thinks They Do (must-read)
Changing Perspectives
North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And Kill Protesters
Cory Booker’s Conscience: Cory Booker is no courageous senator. He’s Big Pharma’s favorite Democrat
Plagued by classes too big to manage
Why the Democratic Party Needs to Move Its Headquarters to Detroit (or maybe decentralize the party?)
Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid (they’re going to kill PEPFAR)
Democrats Should Follow John Lewis’ Lead: He questioned Trump’s legitimacy, but for too many others the forms of democracy seem to matter more than the thing itself
Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding
One cancer patient shares why she needs the Affordable Care Act
Counter-Sting Catches James O’Keefe Network Attempting To Sow Chaos At Trump’s Inauguration
Women won’t just march to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration. They’re going on strike.
Cory Booker and 12 Other Dems Just Stopped Bernie Sanders’ Amendment to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
The Curse of Econ 101: When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful
Foiled Coup Plot in US-Allied Montenegro Has Russia’s Fingerprints All Over It
Work, capitalism & retirement
For Russian hold on Trump, follow the Money, not the Sex tapes
An Open Letter to Iowa’s Lawmakers: The Proposal to End Tenure is an Immediate Threat to the Health of Iowans

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