Links 12/26/17

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Links for you. Science:

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles (interesting points about how we see in 3-D)
What Shrinking Fossil-Rich National Monuments Means for Science
Investigation of a Salmonella Infection Linked to Rattlesnake Pills (Darwin award honorary mention!)
NMSI Pushes Bad Education Policies Based on Junk Science
How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome

Other:

Why Silicon Valley Wants You To Text And Drive
The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures
‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper
The new price of hope
‘Five mils of this stuff is $125,000’
In Allston, the transit lesson we never learn
Black female voters don’t want to be a moral compass. Just give us a voice
Steelworkers mobilization in Mobile helped tip Alabama race to Jones
Apple confirmed a longtime conspiracy theory — and gave regular customers a big reason to distrust it
So I’m an American living in Sweden, the socialist nanny-state hellscape of the GOP’s fantasies. Here’s what it’s like to live in a country with a high effective tax rate and a commitment to spending for the common good.
What Do You Call a World That Can’t Learn From Itself? Why Don’t Americans Understand How Poor Their Lives Are?
The fury around Donna Brazile is symptomatic of our times
How Cuts in Basic Subway Upkeep Can Make Your Commute Miserable
No, Trump Is Not P.T. Barnum
David Berliner Offers Advice to the Citizens of Philadelphia About Their Public Schools
The Republican Party Has Bowed, Completely, to the Mad King

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