Links 3/17/17

Links for you. Science:

The Shoebill: Or, the Most Terrifying Bird in the World
In the Future, We’ll All Wear Spider Silk
All biology is computational biology (interesting)
A Lake Turned Pink in Australia. It’s Not the Only One.
Why Are We Still Getting Mumps? Maybe We Need Another MMR Vaccine Dose


Betsy DeVos’ Holy War: Her appointment as education secretary marks the crowning achievement of the Christian right’s campaign to infiltrate America’s secular institutions (must-read)
How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy
The next time you order food, this cute robot might roll up to deliver it. (one rolled by me last weekend!)
BRILLIANT: The ‘No TRUMP Act’ Was Just Introduced in Congress in Response to Presidential Corruption
“Bush Sucks” Was Not Enough Until It Was Really Sucky
The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.
How the DudeBros ruined everything: A totally clear-headed guide to political reality
Most relieved to see bad old Southie get slapped down
White Evangelicals Believe They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims (of course they do)
Federal Inquiry Said To Focus On Whether Fox News Broke Law In Harassment Payouts
The Myth of the “Marketplace of Ideas” on Campus: Conservative speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Murray are rewarded for provocation, not quality of thought
Liberalism Needs the “Alt-Left”: There is no progressive equivalent of the alt-right. Instead of scorning the politics of the left, traditional liberals should embrace it
Republicans reveal how badly they misunderstand America
The religious right is steeling itself for a Biblical battle on Trump’s behalf
Will the Democrats Unite Against Neil Gorsuch?
This Shanghai Factory Plans to Replace All of Its Human Workers
So many open jobs for truck drivers! It’s another bogus skills shortage story.
U.S. Citizens Now Being Forced To Provide Their Social Media Passwords Upon Return To U.S.
With cuts looming, Park Service closes Ben Franklin print shop, Jefferson’s Declaration House

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