Links 4/6/19

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Links for you. Science:

The Senate is rushing to confirm this Trump nominee despite ethics concerns (head of NOAA)
Viruses act as decoys, study finds, helping bacteria evade the immune system
This Tarantula Became a Scientific Celebrity. Was It Poached From the Wild?
Philippines Has Second Largest Known Population Of Whale Sharks
The electronic song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” reduces host attack and mating success in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti.

Other:

This law professor came up with a brilliant way to halt the epidemic of annoying robocalls
On Flooding: Drowning the Culture in Sameness
We Should Probably Talk About Lauren Duca
Why Progressives Need To Have Ro Khanna’s Back– RIGHT NOW
Behind HUD’s Housing Discrimination Charges Against Facebook
First of its kind study shows CEO political donations favor GOP
The Crushing Cost Of Rent Should Be 2020’s Big Issue
Elizabeth Warren’s plan to make farming great again, explained
An Honest College Rejection Letter
What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever Spend
Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Education Cuts Go Way Deeper Than The Special Olympics
Godson of KKK grand wizard explains his successful Trump-like ‘dog whistle’ campaign for GOP seat in Mar-a-Lago area
Russia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense. Then the Assassin Started Talking.
How investors and developers use properties to cash in on NJ charter school growth
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of a geeky economic theory called MMT: Here’s a plain-English guide to what it is and why it’s interesting
Democrats constantly ‘reach out’ to the other side. Republicans don’t.
Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data
Netflix’s Bright Future Looks A Lot Like Television’s Dim Past
Paulo Coelho: I was tortured by Brazil’s dictatorship. Is that what Bolsonaro wants to celebrate?

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1 Response to Links 4/6/19

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    This law professor came up with a brilliant way to halt the epidemic of annoying robocalls

    Even a chatterbox who makes 50 calls a day would pay a mere $15 a month.

    Apparently they consider that amount to be neglible. Currently my phone bill is just under $25 a month, so it would be a substantial increase for me.

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