Links 1/4/18

Links for you. Science:

Legal weed is everywhere — unless you’re a scientist
US Biomedical Research Communities (very good, but how does one not know how much money goes to Boston and MA?)
A Deep Space Flyby Is Happening Just As NASA Goes Silent (imagine spending months or years of your life on this, only to not be allowed to work)
Mortality, hospital admission, and healthcare cost due to injury from venomous and non-venomous animal encounters in the USA: 5-year analysis of the National Emergency Department Sample
The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity


A millionaire paid Jews to move to a small town in Alabama. Now, a couple struggle with their choice. (important, especially for those who aren’t Jewish)
Two Medicare for All Plans: HR676 and S1804 (very good comparison)
Is It OK To Criticize Politicians For Things They Have Done? (you don’t have to be a Sanders supporter to agree with many of the points here; for the record, I’m currently leaning towards Warren)
The DNC Is Putting Its Thumb on the Scales Again — This Time in the Right Direction (our Democrats are learning!)
Let’s party like it’s 2007
On Her Way To Retirement And Obscurity All McCaskill Can Do Is Whine About Progressive Policies And Deride Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Joy Division’s Ian Curtis at his office Christmas party
$800 Million in Taxpayer Money Went to Private Prisons Where Migrants Work for Pennies (this is disgusting)
If This is True, Donald Trump is Finished (we’ll see…)
How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success (this is an excellent argument for massively increasing the marginal and capital gains tax rates)
TFA puts ‘Waiting For Superman’ on its must-see list for 2018
Why Sanders supporters are attacking Beto
Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?
The Year of the Old Boys
Misunderstanding Liquidity, Misunderstanding QT
The Woman Who Cared for Hundreds of Abandoned Gay Men Dying of AIDS

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1 Response to Links 1/4/18

  1. Chris says:

    Bites by non-venomous arthropods dominate ER admissions? What? What on earth could that be except a coding error? Help me out – crickets, dragonflies, fleas? What non-venomous arthropod could result in an ER visit? Doesn’t make sense.

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