Links 8/21/17

Links for you. Science:

This morbid microbe’s infection strategy is gross but genius
Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem
Measurement Error
In Bake-Off, SMRT Sequencing Generates Highest-Quality, Cost-Effective Bacterial Assembly (consider the source, but I’ve argued this too and receive no support, funding etc.)
I was talking about evolution being amazing and literally every animal being awesome and I’m told the dung beetle isn’t.


“We Just Feel Like We Don’t Belong Here Anymore”: Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color. (must-read)
Burying the Lie of the “Alt-Left”
What Judges Don’t Understand About Transportation
Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville
6 ways I see The Boston Globe’s new downtown address delivering better Boston Globe journalism (I’ve made a similar point)
Republicans, cut the outrage. It’s time to disown Trump.
The U.S. Is Quietly Giving A Chinese Billionaire A Monopoly On A New Liver Cancer Drug
The End of Softselling Treason in Defense of Slavery
Sorry conservatives. There’s no equivalence between the extreme right and the extreme left.
Trump, the far right and the “fine people” of Charlottesville: Is our president a Nazi sympathizer?
Public Enemy (hilarious)
The House Is On Fire – Accepting the Truth of the Trump Revolution
Before Trump, Clinton Democrats Engaged In Form Of Both Side-ism And Invoked ‘Alt-Left’ To Demonize Critics
Exactly How Much Does Rupert Murdoch Know About Trump? An interesting new report has emerged from Down Under.

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