Links 2/11/18

Links for you. Science:

A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight
How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious
These Bats Don’t Seem to Die of Old Age—Can They Help Extend the Human Lifespan?
Trump’s Plan to Gut Clean Energy Research Is Misguided and Dangerous
These Australian Bees Have Upped Their Architecture Game and Build Spiral Hives


The Reboot of the Elites (must-read)
Nobody Cares About The Deficit
A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It (we sort of already do this with fundraising drives. Making it more formal would be better though)
Census Sabotage
Angus Deaton on the Under-Discussed Driver of Inequality in America: “It’s Easier for Rent-Seekers to Affect Policy Here Than In Much of Europe”
This is What a White Supremacist Presidency Looks Like
The liberal grift is on
The Problem With Just Blaming Amtrak
How John Kelly hijacked the presidency
The Truth About Mick Mulvaney
The politics of transit: two interrelated problems
Will Bowser Nominee to Metro Safety Board Get Questioned on Ethics?
Amazon’s warehouses don’t boost overall employment
The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery
David Brooks’s Latest Column on Abortion, Corrected
How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral
Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers? (so, basically, they want to reinvent the rail system)
Democrat Joe Kennedy has a pot problem
Your Grandma Was a Chain Migrant!
D.C. Ethics Enforcer Traci Hughes Is Out of a Job, but No One Will Say Why

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1 Response to Links 2/11/18

  1. John Magoun says:

    Regarding the self-checkout scams, whereby people feel entitled to steal from stores that ask them to work for the stores for free, I am reminded of the phrase I coined when i realized I was bussing the mall’s food court’s trays: “To serve you better, please clear your own trays and dispose of all garbage properly.”
    Hospitals: “To serve you better, please diagnose and administer the correct medicine.”
    Restaurants: “To serve you better, please prepare your own meal and deliver it to your table.”
    Fire Departments: “To serve you better, please extinguish own fires and recover bodies as needed.”

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