Links 4/18/17

Links for you. Science:

Scientists Have Pinpointed the Annoying Genetic Mutation That Turns Us Into Night Owls
The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic (but we can just keep all the sick people out, amirite?)
This start-up was part of Obama’s ‘cancer moonshot’ — now it’s scrambling after proposed Trump cuts
The Breakdown in Biomedical Research (good in that it highlights the multiple roles funding plays)
Are some wolves being ‘redomesticated’ into dogs?


The FireLast Time: An elite police squad was supposed to clean up the streets of 1970s Detroit. Instead, it terrorized African Americans, and turned the city into a battleground (and led to riots)
Sebastian Gorka Made Nazi-Linked Vitezi Rend ‘Proud’ by Wearing Its Medal
What Metro can learn from the Atlanta subway’s effort to win riders
Want to keep black kids from running away from home? Stop hitting them.
Offshore Money, Bane of Democracy
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size
The traditional think tank is withering. In its place? Bankers and consultants.
Jonathan Chait and the Susan Sarandon Hypothesis
Note to Pundits: Please Stop Training Our President to Kill
Metro Admits Faith-Based Adoption Ads On Buses Violate Policy
Here’s how much of America is occupied by big box stores.
The First and Only Response to Trump’s Airstrikes Should Be: Let the Refugees In
UC Berkeley Was Warned About Its Star Professor Years Before Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review (ouch)
Houston Cancer Specialist Looks At The GOP Repeal Plan– And He’s Running For Congress
Political Polarization Killed the Filibuster: The practice once promoted debate and compromise, but now, the 60-vote requirement is tantamount to a legislative death sentence
Donald Trump’s Modeling Agency Is on the Verge of Collapse, Say Industry Insiders

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