Links 6/5/17

Links for you. Science:

Imams in U.S. take on the anti-vaccine movement during Ramadan
Unattractive People Are Seen As Better Scientists
CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations (thought we knew this already?)
The Ghost of Climate-Change Future
Is Graduate School Obsolete?


How raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 will benefit women (intersectionality something something)
‘I’m sorry it’s come to this’: Why Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is moving to Texas to work
Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack
Trump Supporter, Can We Talk?
This is why gun groups are up in arms over a hearing aid bill
The Untold Story of Memorial Day: How Former Slaves Honored the Civil War Dead
Military’s clout at White House could shift U.S. foreign policy
The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’
It’s a cleaner harbor, with fewer spots to enjoy it
Who protects gun victims from bearing the costs of their wounds?
MA Dem House Speaker Won’t Commit to Voting for Dem Gov Nominee
Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”
I just can’t stop looking at this metaphor. Make America Great Again and again and again and again and again and again
What Would Jared Kushner’s Middle East Peace Look Like?
One D.C. school lost more than a quarter of its teaching staff this year.
Trump’s Ominous Adventure
The Chainsmokers aren’t trying to be good. They just want you to think they are.

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2 Responses to Links 6/5/17

  1. jrkrideau says:

    the bill would also gradually increase the subminimum wage for tipped workers (or “tipped minimum wage”), which has been fixed at $2.13 per hour since 1991, un

    What? $2.13 per hour? That is mad. You’d have to work 2 or 3 hours for bus fare.

    Here in Ontario we have a roughly equivalent sub-minimum wage for “Liquor Servers“ of CDN$9.90 per hour and I thought that was chintzy.

  2. A. U. Contraire says:

    A substantial amount of sea-level rise is almost certainly baked into climate change already. Tyler Cowen has pointed out that one way to mitigate the costs is to be smart about replacing aging infrastructure. Part of the damage will be man-made if we keep building in harm’s way and subsidizing coastal construction. Less people would live on the coasts if they had to pay the true market risk rate of their decisions to see pretty sunrises and sunsets.

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