Links 1/26/17

Links for you. Science:

Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say
Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil
How a little-known patent sparked Canada’s opioid crisis
Lessons from serving on NSF panels
China’s $9 billion effort to beat the U.S. in genetic testing

Other:

Donald Trump Promises that Drill Everywhere Energy Plan Will Increase Wages by 0.04 Percent Over Next Seven Years!
‘It’s made in Vietnam!’ At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many
Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates
Canadians traveling to Women’s March denied US entry after sharing plans: After telling border agents their plans to march, group’s cars were searched and phones examined, and each person was fingerprinted and had their photo taken
BuzzFeed News reviewed 62 incidents of video footage contradicting an officer’s statement in a police report or testimony. From traffic stops to fatal force, these cases reveal how cops are incentivized to lie — and why they get away with it.
Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s nominees are putting us all at risk by ignoring ethics laws
Trump, cops and crime
Former South Dakota Teenage Republican Of The Year– Is Now The State Legislator Molesting Interns (this is the state that failed to pass a ‘don’t molest the interns’ bill)
What made Donald Trump’s speech so awful
The Poisonous Politics of David Brock: Can Democrats resist his Faustian bargain?
The Republican Sabotage of the Vote Recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin
Time For Democrats To Stop Catering To The Professional Class
The self-referential presidency of Barack Obama
We’re really bad at judging risk to kids. We’re really good at judging parents.
CNN Host’s Attempt to Explain the U.S. Economy Was So Bad I Started Yelling at the TV
Fakebook
Local governments alarmed as Metro says it needs an extra $1 billion over 3 years
Trump’s dark promise to return to a mythical past

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