Links 1/3/18

Links for you. Science:

Why this may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidays
What Happens When a Cat Watches Hitchcock’s Psycho (file under ‘animal behavior, humor section)
Microbes gave us life
As Zika fades from public consciousness, scientists continue to pursue the virus
Oh snap: How a shrimp closes its claws fast enough to vaporize water


When Atrios Met Obummer
Nothing in moderation
‘A gift-wrapped package of poo’: Why a man left a box of manure for Steven Mnuchin
Apple Sorry for iPhone Slowdowns, Offers Battery Discounts
What’s Behind Bitcoin Mania?
Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline
More Californians living in cars? A ‘wheel estate’ boom is coming.
City of Addict Entrepreneurs
The media is blinded by its obsession with rural white Trump voters (because this means they can ignore their ‘nice’ Trump-supporting neighbors, who are far more likely to be racist)
Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False
In Pursuit of Liquid Gold
Bitcoin’s boom is a boon for extremist groups
Maria’s Bodies: The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s
What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling
Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them

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