Links 5/4/17

Links for you. Science:

Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever
Inside the Academic Journal That Corporations Love
‘An Embarrassment’: Scientists React to the NYT’s Climate Change Column
Bill Gates Won’t Save You From The Next Ebola. The Gates Foundation says responding to deadly outbreaks isn’t its forte. But the Ebola crisis showed just how much global public health depends on the foundation (more accurately, the foundation drives research and public health priorities)
Hippos Can’t Swim—So How Do They Move Through Water?


Republican Says Obamacare Repeal Will Help People Who Have ‘Done Things The Right Way’: Rep. Mo Brooks is saying openly what many Republicans probably think (shitheads)
The Alt-Right Is Gunning for Anti-Trump Protesters
A Tough-Love Letter to the Left
A Dangerous New Americanism?
The five universal laws of human stupidity
Is Metro Regressing On Safety? Board Members Worry As Lapses Persist
D.C. Council is urged to consider delaying landmark tax cuts
How Economic Incentives have Created our Dysfunctional US Medical Market
On the Power of Being Awful (the break will only come when they finally realize that Democrats can do nothing to save them from themselves)
Key to Improving Subway Service in New York? Modern Signals
Trump Campaign Donors Still Paying Bigly For Trump Tower Digs
Trump Administration Is Sued Over Alleged Intimidation Of Federal Workers
Monks with guns
Privatize Metro? Wiedefeld’s Outsourcing Plan Provokes Union Wrath And May Not Save Money
Whites Only: School Segregation Is Back, From Birmingham to San Francisco
There Is A Conservative Approach To Climate Change: It’s just not what Bret Stephens, The New York Times’ new columnist, says
Alt-right hopes to organize street-fighting goon squad: Is it more than macho posturing?
Stay in a hospital, pay the CEO $56 a night
But Do You Know Who Really Tells It Like It Is? Judith Butler

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1 Response to Links 5/4/17

  1. zero says:

    Re: space debris,
    SpaceX plans to place most of their craft in low orbit. They also plan to replace them every five to seven years, which means they need a robust end of life plan to keep their own (very valuable) orbits clear. Cubesats are typically placed in orbits that decay relatively quickly. The real danger is from high LEO and SSO orbital debris.

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