Links 1/31/18

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Links for you. Science:

Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America
Trump’s top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts
Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.
How a Church Deacon Found the Biggest Prime Number Yet (It Wasn’t as Hard as You Think)
We’re Getting More Sleep. A Whole 18 Minutes. It’s Not Enough.

Other:

Causes
Does America have a caste system? (related post here)
$100k or no way: DC’s Home Purchase Assistance isn’t accessible to those who need it most
The Outsider
The Latest Data Privacy Debacle (this is good, but at least biology-related machine learning can identify what data features are used to form relationships, etc.)
Mass Incarceration: New Jim Crow, Class War, or Both?
How Texas Colleges Have Responded to the Hate Groups Behind All Those Racist Flyers
Hillary Clinton and I are done
Hawaii officer who sent false missile alert believed attack imminent, FCC says
Why ‘personalized learning’ advocates like Mark Zuckerberg keep citing a 1984 study — and why it might not say much about schools today
I went viral.* I was wrong.
The Power Behind the Throne Is ‘Fox & Friends’
Trump’s definitely not the brains of the operation — and that’s a good thing
The Republican assault on knowledge has a new possible target: the Census
If Trump’s own advisers think he has obstructed justice, how could Republicans decide otherwise?
Ohio’s very high-stakes, under-the-radar Senate race, explained
Letting people vote at home increases voter turnout. Here’s proof.
Republicans know they can always depend on Democrats to cave
A huge loss for vote suppressors in North Carolina last week – thanks to a single African American

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