Links 3/23/18

Links for you. Science:

World’s Media Bungled Twin Astronauts Study So Bad That NASA Had to Step In (that, or Scott Kelly turned into a rhesus monkey)
When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind
Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’
See your data in context with NCBI’s updated Genome Data Viewer
Behind the Scenes of UT Austin’s Vast Insect Collection


It’s Time to Regulate the Internet
The evil genius of Cambridge Analytica was to exploit those we trust most
Stranger Than Fiction: What it’s like to write a novel about the Trump candidacy five years before it existed
The young voices we aren’t hearing in the gun-control debate (a bit too much lefty barglespeak, but the point is that handgun violence is important, and neglected by too many ‘common sense‘ proposals)
Bowser proposes tax increases, including on Lyft and Uber rides, to pay for Metro
How the Self-Driving Dream Might Become a Nightmare
The problem with Facebook is not *just* the loss of your privacy and the fact that it can be used as a totalitarian panopticon. The more worrying issue, in my opinion, is its use of digital information consumption as a psychological control vector.
The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich “Puertopians” Are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to Remake the Island (long, but very good)
It’s Time to Break Up Facebook: The social media company has become a rogue actor, accountable to nobody.
The Democratic Emergency
Video suggests huge problems with Uber’s driverless car program
Oklahoma Teachers Plan a Strike: “Our Children Cannot Wait any Longer”
Greyhound Urged To Not Permit Border Patrol Agents To Conduct Indiscriminate Raids Against Passengers
Stoneman Douglas Students Are Not Happy With Their School’s Decision That They Must Use Clear Backpacks (and who stuffs an AR-15 in a backpack?)
The Cambridge Analytica Con
The Real Enemy of the White Working Class Is … the White Middle Class
Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports
Why Irish America Is Not Evergreen
The State Owns 76% of Norway’s Non-Home Wealth

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1 Response to Links 3/23/18

  1. doug says:

    Thanks for doing this.

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