Links 1/17/19

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Links for you. Science:

Once considered outlandish, the idea that plants help their relatives is taking root
The last snail: conservation and extinction in Hawai’i
2019 Sequencing Tech Speculations, Part I: Illumina & MGI
It Takes a Mosquito to Fight a Mosquito
Science with borders: A debate over genetic sequences and national rights threatens to inhibit research

Other:

Durgin-Park, a sassy classic, at 192. In lieu of flowers, leave a bigger tip (America has fallen)
‘Extremists’ like Warren and Ocasio-Cortez are actually closer to what most Americans want
Welcome Their Hatred
Art undersea: These eerie underwater sculptures attract divers, snorkelers — and fish
Before Lisbeth Salander: The couple that invented Nordic noir with the Martin Beck series of books
There’s a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It’s collecting and selling your data
The New Punks of Los Angeles
The Transcendent Incompetence of the L Train Fiasco
The Palisades Safeway files for historic designation to avoid historic designation (a good example of the insanity of our zoning laws)
So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job
LA’s Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood’s Progressive Ideals to the Test
HERE’S ONE REASON TO IMPEACH EVEN IF CONVICTION IS IMPOSSIBLE
American Phone Companies Are Literally Letting Their Networks Fall Apart
Castro’s 2020 policy agenda: Universal pre-K, ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform, Medicare-for-all (meh)
How to Close the Democrats’ Rural Gap
You’re going to need a bigger boat. Eliminating exclusively single-family zones won’t provide enough density: Recognizing the limits of “missing middle” as a solution to urban affordability
In a Reversal, ‘Car-Rich’ Households Are Growing

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