Links 10/27/17

Links for you. Science:

World’s Largest Cashew Tree
Insects Are In Serious Trouble
Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude
Scientists Are Rewriting the History of Photosynthesis
The end of night: An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness


Virginia: Vote for These Pro-Public Schools Candidates for the Legislature
Single Payer Myths: Removing People From Employer Plans
Hurricane Maria: US postmen emerge as heroes of Puerto Rico’s recovery effort
City Board of Elections Admits It Broke the Law, Accepts Reforms (turns out Sanders supporters were right; guessing this won’t be part of the Democratic establishment push on voting rights…)
Republican congressman’s seven siblings post public letter denouncing their brother’s racist rant
Congress needs to reclaim its war-making powers: Congress needs to do more than investigate the deaths. It needs to authorize this conflict — or shut it down
Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between
The DNC picked a bunch of sleazy lobbyists as superdelegates, can’t figure out why no one is donating
On Fats Domino’s Left Hand
The Disruptors
Bernie Sanders brings local politics focus to Massachusetts races
End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms
Wackadoodles, Establishment Hacks, And The Big, Ugly, Local Battle For The Heart Of The GOP
Even A Modest Basic Income Could Improve Economic Security
An Old Colonel Looks at General Kelly
Why opioids are such an American problem
Will Democrats Like Trump in 2029? Probably! It took George W. Bush a short nine years to rehabilitate his image
No One Wants to Run Against Mayor Muriel Bowser. Here’s Someone Who Should.
Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts
The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons (next, a story about closet Warhammer 40k fans…)

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