Links 8/25/18

Links for you. Science:

It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun
Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?
GAO report shows the continued NIH grant funding disparity for underrepresented PIs
Senator Murray and Representative DeLauro Want to Know What NIH Is Doing About Sexual Harassment (my take here)
What Scientific Failure Teaches Us About How To Detect Pseudoscience


Meet The High Schooler Holding The March For Our Lives Movement Together
A Mexican businesswoman went to visit her parents in Maryland. Border agents confiscated her visa.
Gaius Publius: Progressives Ask Why So Many Unions Seem Anti-Progressive
Hey WaPo, it’s not a debate: we need more homes (too often, YIMBYs, though, don’t push for public housing at all–and not just for the poor)
Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners (does nothing to stop car bombers or homicidal drivers…)
We disagree with the Washington Post about housing economics
An Ohio judge blocked transgender teens’ new names, so they set out to change the system
More Bridges Will Collapse
Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar
The treachery of Tom Perez
Ever Heard of a Tanda? Inside D.C. Restaurant Workers’ Savings Circles.
Saving Capitalism From Itself
School Closed After Parents Declare ‘Hunting Season’ on 12-Year-Old Transgender Student: ‘A Good Sharp Knife Will Do the Job’
Let’s try to keep ‘antifa’ and their violence in perspective
This journalist’s Twitter dilemma: Does my participation condone a cesspool of hatred and racism?
Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.
Of Course Trump Stapled Something Putin Would Love to the Defense Spending Bill

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