Links 2/4/17

Links for you. Science:

Donald Trump and Peter Thiel vs. the FDA: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
First humans arrived in North America 10,000 years earlier than believed
How NASA helped launch self-driving tractors
A bug for Alzheimer’s? (maybe…)
It Took 20 Years For The Government To Pay For An Obvious Way To Prevent HIV

Other:

Rep. Tom Price was paid by a drug company while they were under investigation for kickbacks
Mayor Bowser Corrects Extremely Inaccurate Bill O’Reilly Segment
Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.
The sky won’t fall with ACA repeal. But things will get worse for patients
Mourning in America
When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites
The Problem With ‘Smart Cities’
Cory Booker is not your friend
‘It’s A Sad Time To Be A Non-Voting Senator’: Reflections From The Capitol’s Shadow
The way to a better work-life balance? Unions, not self-help
The End of Progressive Neoliberalism
Rick Perry’s Texas Giveaways: The soon-to-be U.S. energy secretary doled out billions in grants and tax incentives for corporations while governor of Texas. One $30 million grant went to an energy group that turned out to be a phantom
Vulgarians
Democrats, stop blaming Putin and look in the mirror
Was Trump’s executive order an impeachable offense?
Full Text of Draft Dissent Channel Memo on Trump Refugee and Visa Order

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