Links 4/14/18

Links for you. Science:

Why weather forecasters still struggle to get the big storms right
Digitising our biological collections
New butterfly species discovered nearly 60 years after it was first collected
PlasmidSeeker: identification of known plasmids from bacterial whole genome sequencing reads
Turning Birds into Spies Against Illegal Fishing (though I hope poachers just don’t start shooting everything)


How a Black Reporter Covered D.C. in 1968
‘How Long Can We Last?’ Trump’s Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.
DC Council Passes TOPA Exemption Law
Rhodesia’s Dead — but White Supremacists Have Given It New Life Online
What a Labor Union Is and How It Works
The Falsity of the Sanders Venezuela Meme
Since we’re still on the Kevin D Williamson thing, here’s a short thread about it.
Ava Gardner
High-stakes testing has emotional consequences, too
Data Lords: The Real Story of Big Data, Facebook and the Future of News (very good)
Award-winning Russian lawyer just made a damning announcement about Putin and Trump
Czechs discover hidden film record of Stalin’s antisemitic show trial
There’s no good reason to stop felons from voting
How Bad Is Arizona Blue Dog Kyrsten Sinema? Better Than A Republican? Maybe
Democratic vs. Republican occupations
Scientific Racism Isn’t ‘Back’—It Never Went Away
What Does The Opening of a Busboys and Poets Do To a D.C. Neighborhood?
Donald Trump Actually Thinks He’s Popular: The president’s pattern of lying to himself—and to fellow Republicans—sustains bad policy and failed governance (textbook narcissism. I told you…)

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