Links 7/20/18

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Links for you. Science:

Britain’s prehistoric catastrophe revealed: How 90% of the neolithic population vanished in just 300 years
Crows Sometimes Have Sex With Their Dead
The Great Barrier Reef Is Losing Its Ability to Recover from Bleaching Events
ECRI Institute to Continue Clinical Guideline Work Shuttered by Federal Government (related post here; seems like users might have to pay for it?)
Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

Other:

Goodbye to Sunday morning economics (excellent; “…fiscal policy as Washington actually pursues it. Because here’s how it goes, from Monday morning through Saturday night: if a majority in Congress and a president really, really want something, they’ll go and create some money to pay for it.”)
Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump
What Mueller Knows About the DNC Hack—And Trump Doesn’t (“Donald Trump managed to bend what should have been an embarrassment for Russia and a firing offense for clumsy spies into an embarrassment for the United States and a punch in the gut of America’s intelligence community.”)
STOP BAKER’S ‘MORE SCHOOL COPS AND SURVEILLANCE’ PLAN
Where Democracy Is a Terrifying Business (this isn’t that far removed from how Il Trumpe views politics…)
Who Gets to Decide How to Preserve a Gentrifying Neighborhood’s African American History? (I’m not sure I agree, but I also think parts of Georgetown and Capitol Hill need to be ‘de-historified’ too)
“they put her and her child’s belongings on U Street at 3:00pm as passers by and vagrants picked through her personal property”
Austrian State May Require Jews to Register to Buy Kosher Meat (what could possibly go wrong?)
A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices
Russiagate Is Far Wider Than Trump and His Inner Circle
It Isn’t The Lies – It’s The Lying
‘People Are Literally Being Poisoned’: How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad — and Why Other States Should Worry
With strike threat looming, Metro’s largest union lays out demands in letter to elected officials
Witness Saw Jack Evans Accept Cash; Then He Returned Checks
Sisters in Arms
What Was Maria Butina Doing at the National Prayer Breakfast? America’s Christian nationalists have been finding common cause with the Russian government for a while now
Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere

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