Links 12/5/19

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Links for you. Science:

Conserving Cultures: Preserving Humanity’s Microbial Heritage
At NASA, 2019 was the year of the woman, yet women still are a big minority at the space agency
How we could sleep better – in less time
The Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
Warming Waters, Moving Fish: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Iceland

Other:

I was a drug rep. I know how pharma companies pushed opioids.
Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
We’re Still Waiting for ‘Early and Often’ Climate Debate Questions
Air travel shows what happens when we give companies ruinous power over us
A good thread on why you should never accept second-hand summaries of polling data
The first Star Trek film took off from an unlikely launchpad: Washington
THERE WON’T BE A BATTLE FOR THE GOP’S SOUL, AND IF THERE IS ONE, REFORMICONS WILL BE NONCOMBATANTS (yup)
Nancy Pelosi Pushes the House to Pass USMCA, but Neglects a Bill With Broad Support to Strengthen Unions
The Invention of Thanksgiving
It’s time for DC’s Donald Trump to Go
A tale of two health cares
House Democrats have passed nearly 400 bills. Trump and Republicans are ignoring them.
David Duke and His Twitter Nazis Got Mad at Me. Twitter Took Their Side.
Dutch Communist Party’s general strike in defense of persecuted Dutch Jews, Amsterdam, 1941.
Sierra Club Calls on DC Council to Expel Jack Evans (#4 is probably what led to the letter)
Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in case alleging misuse of campaign funds
Clear backpacks, monitored emails: life for US students under constant surveillance
Lisa Page Speaks: ‘There’s No Fathomable Way I Have Committed Any Crime at All’
Sanders outpaces other 2020 Dems in Latino fundraising support: An independent analysis shows the Vermont senator easily leading with contributions from a key voting bloc. (not surprising: he has put the work in, and the archetype 21st century New Dealer would be Latino)
Buttigieg is wrong — free college should be free for all, including children of the rich
A Hillary ‘shill’ goes all-in for Bernie

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