Links 5/11/18

Links for you. Science:

Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.
New Research Shows That T-Rex Was as Smart as a Chimp
A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses
This Stunning Milky Way Photo Is the Most Detailed Ever Taken
Stability of funding versus the project-based funding model of the NIH


Here’s a Theory About That $1.6 Million Payout From a GOP Official to a Playboy Model
Democrats Are In Denial About The Supreme Court
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Right-Wing Federalist Society Shaped Hiring and Admissions at George Mason University, Emails Show
Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress (yes, do this)
Worker Shortages
How the Kent State massacre helped give birth to punk rock
How Wall Street Enabled the Fracking ‘Revolution’ That’s Losing Shale Oil Companies Billions
Tax Cuts Still Don’t Seem to Be Helping Workers
This Is The Toughest Gun Law In America
A Generation Of Hungarians Is Leaving Viktor Orban’s Far-Right Rule
New stadium, new restaurants, and more dust and pollution for the poorest residents of Southwest Washington
The Pentagon Considers This Russian Sniper Rifle a Big Threat to US Soldiers. The NRA Helped Promote It.
Gina Haspel’s Confirmation Hearings Are an Opportunity to Confront a Moral Disaster
Republicans can’t do away with Social Security, so they’re cutting its offices
The last patrol

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