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Why do sperm carry RNA? Relatedness, conflict, and control, http://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/abstract/S0169-5347(14)00109-8 … .. "carry thousands of different RNAs"
Robin Williams, 2010 in the Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/sep/20/robin-williams-worlds-greatest-dad-alcohol-drugs … .. (longish; rehab; grief industry; biographical)
First rule of critical thinking club: Minds evolved to solve adaptive problems in ancestral environments. Critical thinking? Not so much.
The history of inequality, by Peter Turchin, http://aeon.co/magazine/living-together/peter-turchin-wealth-poverty/ … … (excellent)
campfires and blood pressures - has me wondering about modern barbecues, http://www.epjournal.net/articles/hearth-and-campfire-influences-on-arterial-blood-pressure-defraying-the-costs-of-the-social-brain-through-fireside-relaxation/ … …
New Mexico is weird - among the highest in Phd's per capita, yet among the worst in High School diplomas. (IIRC)
Man is a conformist automaton. - Dadaism.
cotton-picking data: slave productivity and The Economist retraction, http://pseudoerasmus.com/2014/09/05/antebellum_ussouth_cotton/ … … @pseudoerasmus
Facebook and Twitter control what you see about Ferguson, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/19/how-facebook-and-twitter-control-what-you-see-about-ferguson/ … .. ht @wilte
OITNB reviewed by ex-con, funny, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/film/2014/06/11/where-the-fuck-are-all-the-guards-an-ex-con-reviews-orange-is-the-new-black/ … .. humor as angry truth.
Gifted Children and Adults—Neglected Areas of Practice http://www.nationalregister.org/pub/the-nationial-register-report-pub/spring-2014-issue/gifted-children-and-adults-neglected-areas-of-practice/ … … ht @atabey_kaygun .. long read
@reiver Debra L. 2009, abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513808001189 … ..
This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex | WIRED http://www.wired.com/2014/09/oxytricha-encrypted-genome/ …
@takethatdarwin @brooks_rob huddling among mammalian littermates always makes me think of .. http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/11148776/Haig_HuddlingBrown.pdf?sequence=4 … ..
Facebook applies filters to encourage people like each other - to contribute more content, and thus controversy gets buried.
schooling as generating psychiatric disorders, The Danger of Back to School, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201408/the-danger-back-school … .. ht @freerangekids
I want to invent inventors! - Said to an older brother describing the many things he would invent by age 21.
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