Links 2/8/19

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Links for you. Science:

An asteroid could destroy humanity like it did dinosaurs. A Hopkins team has a plan to save the world.
What Is Late-Term Abortion? Trump Got It Wrong
Call for retraction of 400 scientific papers amid fears organs came from Chinese prisoners
‘It will take off like a wildfire’: The unique dangers of the Washington state measles outbreak
NCBI to correct existing taxonomic information on public GenBank records with average nucleotide identity analysis

Other:

A Serious Green New Deal Would Take Up One-Third of the Economy—Are We Ready for That?
A new net neutrality bill is headed to Congress
Elizabeth Warren wasn’t the first candidate to propose a wealth tax. Trump was.
Norway Is Far More Socialist Than Venezuela
A simple technology could secure the border for a fraction of the cost of a wall — but no one’s talking about it (dunno. Seems like it could be gamed?)
‘We’re all passengers in a billionaire hijacking’ says the critic who has the world’s richest people buzzing
Speaker Pelosi owns GOP (again): ‘Seldom-used’ law will force Mitch to take disaster vote.
Democrats Need to Make Getting Rid of the Electoral College a Top Priority
Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans to Package and Sell Location Data on Millions of Cellphones
The Rams Really Made A Mess Of Things
In Fairfax’s Hunter Mill, three candidates vie to be more anti-development than Cathy Hudgins (“Those are lofty goals, and it will be interesting to see what solutions are out there that could stop developers from building new housing while making existing housing more affordable.”)
Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer’s Surprising Collaboration — and Weird Proposal — on Stock Buybacks
Puerto Rico statehood supporters pin hopes on House action
How Austerity, and a Cowardly Ruling Class, Brought About Brexit
Bernie Against the Billionaires
In rare event, fire arrives at firehouse in the District, authorities say (mobile dumpster fire!)
Speaking Of Things That Were Predicted
Just Because It “Worked” Doesn’t Mean It’s Good
Broadband ‘Zero Rating’ Actually Costs Customers More, Study Finds
Backwards
Basquiat used invisible ink to make secret drawings in his paintings

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