Links 6/20/18

Links for you. Science:

The Bats Help Preserve Old Books But They Drive Librarians, Well, Batty
Using average nucleotide identity to improve taxonomic assignments in prokaryotic genomes at the NCBI
‘Don’t touch it’: Invasive plant with sap that can cause blindness found in Virginia
On PO/PI interactions to steer the grant to the PI’s laboratory
Looking for signs of global warming? They’re all around you


Destroying vulnerable families is a specialty of the Trump administration.
Weaponized Philanthropy: Document Trove Details Bradley Foundation’s Efforts to Build Right-Wing “Infrastructure” Nationwide
Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Attacks on Unions
Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Front Groups of Discredited PR Spin Doctor Richard Berman
To Build a Better Bus System, Ask a Driver
The Black Gate is closed
A new D.C. building is coining a new neighborhood name — or resurrecting one
Can’t stop the music: More tunes on the way at 3 Metro stations (I hate this)
Secret Language On The Sidewalk: Decoding ‘Utility Graffiti’
Union-Busting by Planned Parenthood in Colorado
We checked. Animals are treated better than the children locked up in Texas.
Kris Kobach Gets What He Deserves
Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Why Some States and Cities Want to Secede
The Complex Disadvantages Underlying New York City’s Specialized-High-School Dilemma
Jeff Sessions tries to beat back Nazi comparisons, gets literally everything wrong
Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever
These Children Will Have Stories to Tell. And They Will Be Told.
We’ve Completely Lost the Connection Between Politics and People’s Lives
Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime

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1 Response to Links 6/20/18

  1. kaleberg says:

    As a Stuyvesant alum, I found that New Yorker article on the SHSAT horrifying. It’s not that the kids can’t do the work. It’s that the schools stopped teaching the brighter students in the 1990s. They killed off the gifted and talented programs, and that eliminated the pipeline for blacks and Latinos. The Asians built their own parallel school system in the private sector. Eliminating tracking has shafted generations of gifted and talented kids, particularly gifted and talented blacks and Latinos.

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