Links for the Week of July 23, 2018

  1. Into the Cave of Chile’s Witches.
  2. Geology’s Timekeepers Are Feuding.
  3. A Major Industry-Funded Alcohol Study Was Compromised.
  4. Inside Bannon’s Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right.
  5. Nuclear Bomb Sensors Eavesdrop on Whales.
  6. How to Be Happy (LW).
  7. Self-regulation of goal setting: turning free fantasies about the future into binding goals.
  8. Appraisal and goal processes as predictors of psychological well-being in bereaved caregivers.
  9. Housing Costs Reduce the Return to Education.
  10. Gaia Identifies a Stellar Gap.
  11. Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News (Pew).
    Republicans and Democrats more likely to see factual and opinion news statements as factual when they favor their side
  12. The Unexpected Popularity of Dire Straits in North African Tuareg Communities.
  13. Newsonomics: Newsprint tariffs are a Black Swan event that could speed up the death of U.S. newspapers.
  14. Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals.

  15. Risk of Police-Involved Death by Race/Ethnicity and Place, United States, 2012–2018.

     Police kill, on average, 2.8 men per day. Police were responsible for about 8% of all homicides with adult male victims between 2012 and 2018. Black men’s mortality risk is between 1.9 and 2.4 deaths per 100 000 per year, Latino risk is between 0.8 and 1.2, and White risk is between 0.6 and 0.7.Conclusions. Police homicide risk is higher than suggested by official data. Black and Latino men are at higher risk for death than are White men, and these disparities vary markedly across place.cops.png
  16. How China came to worship the mango during the Cultural Revolution.
  17. Non-Shared Environment Doesn’t Just Mean Schools And Peers (SSC).
  18. Venezuela’s Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent, IMF Forecasts (Bloomberg).
  19. IVF at 40: revisiting the revolution in assisted reproduction (Nature).
  20. Epistocracy: a political theorist’s case for letting only the informed vote (Vox).
  21. The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery (NYT).
  22. Inequality is rising relatively slowly among black and Hispanic Americans (The Economist).

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