Links 10/9/18

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Links for you. Science:

Give-up-itis: when people just give up and die
Life With No Males? These Termites Show That It’s Possible
Warming ocean waters intensified devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season
What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Antimicrobial Drug Use, United States, 2014–2015

Other:

Brett Kavanaugh hurdled his better-credentialed peers to get his nomination. This is how he did it. (very good natural history of the conservative elite)
The judicial jihad against the regulatory state
A social researcher highlights the startlingly different ways men and women avoid sexual assaults
Federalize the Voting System
Maybe Own Up To It
‘Where is the urgency?’: DC Council, advocates critical of ‘Vision Zero’ (there is none)
House Intel GOP Withholds Rohrabacher and Wasserman Schultz’s Russia Probe Transcripts
In the nation’s ‘hail alley,’ fierce storms and booming growth are on a costly collision course
Kavanaugh’s High School, Georgetown Prep, Warned Parents in 1990 of “Sexual or Violent Behavior” at Parties (original story)
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing Will Be Remembered as a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment
Kavanaugh Has Become a Hero to the Incel Community
The alt-right’s newest target is kosher products
Why I Believe Dr. Ford
Trump anti-discrimination official faces rebellion at agency over racially tinged blog posts
Real Wages Rose in 2015: The Other Side of the Oil/Agriculture Mini-Recession
Sure Vote For Sinema, But Do So With Eyes Wide Open
Austin can’t stay weird
Do You Believe Her Now? It’s time to reexamine the evidence that Clarence Thomas lied to get onto the Supreme Court — and to talk seriously about impeachment
I Went to Georgetown Prep and Knew Mark Judge—and I Believe Christine Blasey Ford

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