Links 4/2/18

Links for you. Science:

New Zealand Just Exterminated 200,000 Mice From a Single Island
There’s a biological reason you’re bored at work
Once Overlooked, Walruses Turn Out to Be Champion Divers
Meet Trump’s New, Homophobic Public Health Quack
Where Political And Economic Instability Is Making Tuberculosis A Growing Public Health Threat


Who Does She Think She Is? (excellent)
99-Year-Old Woman Wakes to Find Exotic Animal on Her Chest
Racial Resentment Is in the NRA’s DNA, Data Finds (this is good, but I always wonder what the unadjusted data look like)
In 1999, I asked David Gerrold to write a “future of computing” prediction for the magazine where I was Technology Editor. Here’s what he wrote.
Wall Street Journal Fails To Answer Or Ask Many Questions About Success Academy
How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet
America’s made-up culture of guns
How White American Terrorists Are Radicalized
The Trump Era Is a Mental Health Crisis for Public Servants
The United States could have Nordic-style welfare programs, too
Why Has No One Ever Heard of the World’s First Poet?
Revisiting Carter Page and the Rosneft Deal
Behind the chaos: Office that vets Trump appointees plagued by inexperience
Say you buy the notion that Science has proven there’s an unbridgeable IQ gap between races (that’s dumb & wrong, but put the merits aside). Here’s what I still don’t get.
Trump-era politics is a surreal nightmare and we can’t wake up
Can the Parkland kids persuade us to act more like adults?
Festung High School
The Left’s Missing Foreign Policy

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