Links 4/16/17

Links for you. Science:

Can the White House Office of Science Survive Trump?
Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes
In an amazing turnaround, 23andMe wins FDA approval for its genetic tests (by ‘turnaround’, they mean ‘act like other diagnostic companies’)
NCBI researchers and collaborators discover novel group of giant viruses
In Giant Virus Genes, Hints About Their Mysterious Origin


The Deification of Hillary Clinton: Susan Bordo’s new book asks us to accept a version of Clinton that doesn’t exist (excellent)
The story behind the meme mocking Pepsi’s attempts to brand rebellion (unbelievable)
Inside the Emerging Trumpian Alt-Right Snuff Novel
Kentucky Coal Museum Goes Solar
Chaos at City Hall as workers clash over office space
The knives are out for Stephen Bannon, and his scam is getting unmasked
Big hearted Don
At Trump’s EPA, going to work can be an act of defiance
Washington Is Void of Any Sense of Restraint
Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk
Dear Brian Williams: Leave the rhapsodies to Cohen
Trump’s Coldest Cut: The president’s budget plan singles out heating assistance for the poor
Of Course there’s Evidence Trump Colluded with Russian Intelligence
Concerns about hiring freeze’s disruption, costs spur request for audit
‘Where you go to fill up your tank and shut off your brain’: America as seen at the Pump

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