Links 12/17/18

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Links for you. Science:

A healthy reef is alive with music, but the chorus fades as the coral dies.
The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
Similarity Searching the SRA
2018 Was a Record Year for Foodborne Illnesses (misses a key point–we are getting more outbreaks of smaller size due to technological improvements)
US governmental conservationists really hope that young endangered seals will stop getting eels stuck in their nostrils

Other:

The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last? (as long as we keep shoveling the top 10% money)
Is the postal privatization proposal dead? Maybe not, but the task force makes no recommendation.
A Team With a Racist Name Passes Judgment on Colin Kaepernick
Dollar Stores Are Targeting Struggling Urban Neighborhoods and Small Towns. One Community Is Showing How to Fight Back.
A Prominent White Supremacist Is An EMT In Virginia. Now The State Is Investigating Him.
Football Nation
Draw the Line
Actual Journalism Is Under an Asymmetrical Attack
To the Ramparts!
Who Does Ross Douthat Think He Is?
The NFL Still Only Cares About Violence Against Women When There’s Video
It’s the End of News As We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)
Trump’s talk of pardoning Manafort is a clear abuse of power
Mapping the Gruesome Murders of Medieval London
Silent Sam, George H.W. Bush, and Ross Douthat’s WASPs: Nostalgia for a Time That Never Was
The Senate GOP Just Confirmed a Trump Aide with No Relevant Experience to Lead America’s Financial Industry Watchdog
Welcome to ‘But her emails!’, version 2020
The Wisconsin power grab is part of a bigger Republican attack on democracy

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