Links 12/9/18

Links for you. Science:

Tipping Points, For-Profit Scientific Publishing, and Closed Science
Incredible Photos of the Hermit Crabs Who Live In Trash
Measles outbreak raging in Europe could be brought to U.S., doctors warn
Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?
Can Killer Robots Help Save the Great Barrier Reef?
Some of Earth’s first animals—including a mysterious, alien-looking creature—are spilling out of Canadian rocks


Bush (excellent)
U.S. agency apologizes to George Soros after broadcast called him ‘multimillionaire Jew’
Why Second Trimester Abortions Should Be Legal
What You Do to Survive
Trump Is Compromised by Russia
The Open Office and the Spirit of Capitalism
Who’s the Mystery Man Behind the Latest Pelosi Putsch? It’s Mark Penn. (90s ‘centrist’ retreads are the worst)
Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds (ICE is a makework program for racists and fascists)
Democrats Can Win Back Rural America, But First They Need To Understand What Bled It Dry
Democrats smash Watergate record for House popular vote in midterms
Was the Great Recession More Damaging Than the Great Depression?
We often like to pretend that it is totalitarian governments that create the prejudices that end up killing millions – that they cast a strange, dark spell over the population. This couldn’t be further from the truth. They only ever work with what is already there.
New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One
Living in Shaw—as a Senior Citizen
There will be a lot of sentimentality about George H.W. Bush, with people casting him as a noble statesman, compared with Trump and with his own son. Do not fall for this.
‘They had us fooled’: Inside Payless’s elaborate prank to dupe people into paying $600 for shoes
County GOP chair: Oklahoma should quit public education

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