Links 8/13/17

Links for you. Science:

Germs On Your Kitchen Sponge? Get a Grip!
CRISPR patent battle in Europe takes a ‘wild’ twist with surprising player
The Zika Vaccine: The Miracle of Government Funded Research
“All these papers were deliberately bad”
Beard vs Taleb: Scientism and the Nature of Historical Inquiry


What We Do Is Secret
Donald Trump makes his money the old-fashioned way—he launders it (been saying this from the get-go)
Charter Real Estate (Carl Paladino is an odious piece of shit in more ways than one)
CREDO Charter School Studies’ “X Days Of Learning” Conversion: Still Unvalidated
Looking for ‘city’ living in the suburbs? Some are finding it in aging office parks.
How Air-Conditioning Conquered America (Even the Pacific Northwest)-the Northeast rise is stunning
Stephen Miller was an awful person as a teenager. Ex-janitor, now U. Chicago prof explains how bad.
Jim Plunkett’s painful journey: ‘My life sucks’. Super Bowl-winning QB from San Jose faces constant pain and an uncertain future
NFL players who say they would die on the football field are stupid, not brave
The panhandler’s lament: In an increasingly cashless world, fewer have a dime to spare
An unstable commander in chief: Trump’s ban on transgender troops was result of a tantrum
Stephen Miller blasted a reporter as ‘cosmopolitan.’ But he lives in a $1 million CityCenter condo. (par for the Republican course…)
There’s Something Odd About That Google Memo
No One Wants to Become a Teacher in Betsy DeVos’ Home State
The Brexit Beartraps, #1: The Irish border issue
What’s It Like to See a Democracy Destroyed? Hannah Dreier spent years covering the implosion of Venezuela. Her takeaway is a sobering one: There’s no rule that says that a miserable situation has to end, just because it’s too miserable.

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