Links 7/8/17

Links for you. Science:

Hunt for enzymes heats up, a potential boon for biotech and beyond
Silicon Valley’s biggest start-up factory is making a bet on biotech, but it’s not an obvious fit
Octobass: The massive, incredibly rare instrument is over 11 feet tall with a range so deep it goes lower than humans can hear (someone needs to play this around elephants)
Tower of human skulls found in Mexico City dig casts light on Aztec sacrifices (SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!)
Beyond the Edge of the Plume: understanding environmental impacts of deep-sea mining


‘Love Thy Neighbor?’: When a Muslim doctor arrived in a rural Midwestern town, “it felt right.” But that feeling began to change after the election of Donald Trump.
Utica charter school allegedly required salary ‘tithe’
1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds (and two-thirds have enough food)
More evidence of the growth of concentrated poverty
How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat — until it was much, much too late
For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option
It’s Not the Non-Profits that Keep Saint Paul Poor, It’s Their Parking Lots
Did Donald Trump Invent a Chemical Attack in Syria?
Intimate Photos of the Other Washington, DC
Here’s a small example of how journalism organizations are committing suicide in their desperate grasp for a business model.
Joe and Mika Owe America An Apology
KIPP schools charged unallowable student fees, state agency finds
Syria, Seymour Hersh and the Sarin denialists
“This is the first raise for tipped workers in the last 12 years.”
Yet More Jaw-Dropping Lies From the Trump Administration
Michael Flynn Might End Up Sinking the Trump Administration All By Himself

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2 Responses to Links 7/8/17

  1. Chris G says:

    I did chem warfare defense for fifteen years. If it was Sarin then it’s pretty easy to tell. And, beyond any reasonable doubt, a conventional munition hitting a store of fertilizer and disinfectants did not generate a cloud of ethyl-methyl pixie poop which induced sarin-like symptoms – hitting a store of organophosphate-based pesticides might conceivably result in sarin-like symptoms but not hitting a store of fertilizer and misc other stuff.

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