Links 12/29/17

Links for you. Science:

How to Make Jurassic World a Little Safer
Watch for These 7 U.S. Science Regulations/Deregulations in 2018
Trump officials limit government scientists allowed to attend conference
NIH has just lifted ban on gain-of-function (GOF) experiments with dangerous viruses including influenza, SARS.
The Soviet Era’s Deadliest Scientist Is Regaining Popularity in Russia


Neoliberals Used to Refer to Themselves as New Democrats (around 2015, many well-meaning Democrats developed amnesia)
What Net Neutrality Really Means For You (And For Us)
To the Chicago Police, Any Black Kid Is in a Gang
Politics in this country has never felt the way the it does now…
Inspector general report: FDA food recalls dangerously slow, procedures deeply flawed (you have to act on technological advances like GenomeTrakr)
Net Neutrality, Technical Solutions: A New, Neutral, Corporate Net, Municipal Broadband, Mesh Networks (and Gamers)
FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
The Leap to Single-Payer: What Taiwan Can Teach
Just say no to infrastructure in 2018. That nice autobahn isn’t worth what comes next.
My Internet Mea Culpa
If Obama Protected It, Trump’s EPA* Will Destroy It
Christians in Holy Land say Trump and Pence have killed tourism and put their lives at risk
Democrats Are Attacking The GOP For Its Hypocrisy On Deficits. That Might Be A Mistake.
Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables. It’s making NATO nervous.
The software that runs our lives can be bigoted and unfair. But we can fix it
A teen is charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents. They had worried he was a neo-Nazi.
Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain
FEMA says most of Puerto Rico has potable water. That can’t be true.
‘It’s become unbearable’: Residents, street performers clash over music in Penn Quarter (I’ve lived in loud, bustling places, like the corner of Exeter and Newbury in Boston. Street performers are really loud, especially in D.C.)
Forced out over sex, drugs and other infractions, fired officers find work in other departments

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