Links for February 2014

Firefly’s 15 Best Chinese Curses (and How to Say Them)

If at First You Don’t Succeed: A short history of the Republicans’ 48 attempts to repeal Obamacare. By NEERA TANDEN
Origin of America the Beautiful
Syphilis: Then and Now. Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case. By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos
Misunderstanding Orange Juice as a Health Drink: Juice is, nutritionally, not much better than soda. How did U.S. consumers come to believe that oranges, in any form, were an important part of a healthy diet? by Adee Braun
The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet By Matt Taibbi
From & Friends: Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From. by Rick Perlstein
Oxford Nanopore MinION early data review
Chicago food inspection reports are online
Ten Terrific Resources for Writing Space-Based Hard Science Fiction
Honey Badger
Recent history of political murder in Argentina: An Interview with Uki Goñi by Jessica Sequeira
Panda’s Thumb tears apart “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design Review”
DNA-encoded libraries for drug discovery
Coiled fishing line as muscle fiber
How to Write About Tax Havens and the Super-Rich: An Interview with Nicholas Shaxson
Boltzmann’s Anthropic Brain
The Deep State and its vulnerability

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