Links 9/13/18

Links for you. Science:

On the obsessive hobbies of scientists
US Senate Passes Spending Bill Granting NIH $39.1 Billion
Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza died, pioneer of population genetics
The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
How Did Opium Poppies Get Their Painkilling Properties?


I Wrote Some of the Stolen Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About: He should be impeached, not elevated.
The Biggest Legacy of the Financial Crisis Is the Trump Presidency
Like frogs in a slowly boiling pot, Americans are finally realizing how dire their labor situation is
Education Writers Association’s Balance Problem
The New Reading Environment (excellent)
The Shaming of Geoffrey Owens and the Inability to See Actors as Laborers, Too
Should D.C. Get A New NFL Stadium? Here’s Where Our Councilmembers Stand
A core proposition in #MMT is that we can always create whatever money is necessary to maintain a full employment economy. The Federal Reserve building is named after the Fed Chairman who made the same point in 1939.
It Came From the ’70s: The Story of Your Grandma’s Weird Couch
China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness
Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing
Labor Day 2018
‘We Negroes’ robocall is an attempt to ‘weaponize race’ in Florida campaign, Gillum warns
Donald Trump Says There’s Not Enough Money for Federal Workers’ Pay Rise After Giving Huge Tax Cuts to the Rich
55 Vintage Pictures Of Your Parents Being Cooler Than You Will Ever Be
‘I don’t want to die’: As the country bakes, studies show poor city neighborhoods are often much hotter than wealthy ones
The truth about the slander Trump will throw at Elizabeth Warren (“Trump will talk about it, reporters will dutifully repeat his comments no matter how many lies they contain, we will hear that “Questions are being raised,” Fox News will hammer on it day after day, and people who ought to know better will act as though it’s a legitimate “issue.””)
The crisis isn’t Trump. It’s his Republican enablers.
Skipping meals and walking miles to work, unpaid House interns struggle to make ends meet

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