Links 3/25/18

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Links for you. Science:

The Daily Bucket – Have You Spotted This Insect?
The Untold Story of the Hamster, a.k.a Mr. Saddlebags
SpaceX launch last year punched huge, temporary hole in the ionosphere
Genomic Analysis of Hospital Plumbing Reveals Diverse Reservoir of Bacterial Plasmids Conferring Carbapenem Resistance
Trump, Congress approve largest U.S. research spending increase in a decade

Other:

What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care
Disgraceful Dashcam Video Proves Uber Is the Theranos of Self-Driving
‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer
Do Art Scenes Really Lead to Gentrification?
How to win friends and influence people
The Disappearance of Books Threatens to Erode Fine Arts Libraries
Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file…
Party Mechanics Matter (wrote this days after the 2016 election; seems to have held up well)
Teenagers Have Become Lovely Human Beings. But Why? (lead poisoning does explain a lot, not all, but a lot of the variance)
My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data
Parkland teachers faced an impossible choice: ‘Do I hold the door open, or close it?’
Becoming dead wood
The Radical Proposal That Moderate Democrats Should Be Running On (though the Center for American Progress should have nothing to do with the policy development, as they can fuck up a ham sandwich)
Republicans To Trump: Don’t Fire Mueller Or We’ll Do Nothing
My Movie Script on Felix Sater
The Imperial March makes everything better
Why This Time Could Be Different for Congestion Pricing in NYC
Vulture hedge-fund capitalism still devouring U.S. jobs. Will we ever do something?
Anti-Abortion Zealots Won’t Stop At Overturning Roe v. Wade
Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.
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