Links for the week of June 26th, 2010

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  • Icelander’s Campaign Is a Joke, Until He’s Elected – Go Iceland! Strange things happen in countries the size of cities. And even if you don't agree with this particular iteration, we need more experiments. More long tail governmental experiments. What we've got today just doesn't cut it.
  • The Real Science Gap – A much broader and more data driven historical look at how gradschool, and the system of science in the US, got so broken. Freakishly published only a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea it existed when I wrote my essay.
  • Something Deeply Wrong With Chemistry – An infamous letter from Erick Carreria, still kicking around the interwebz 14 years later.
  • Tuna’s End – We will eat them all. Every. Last. One.
  • Don't Become a Scientist! – Jonathan Katz, a professor at Wash U., advises us not to become scientists. Not because science is evil or untrue, but because the system we have constructed for doing science, at and beyond the graduate level, is fundamentally broken.
  • Elena's Inbox | A Project of the Sunlight Foundation – Ever wonder what a SCOTUS nominee's inbox looks like? Sunlight took Kagan's Clinton era e-mails under FOIA, and parsed them into (*gasp*) a usable format, a la gmail.
  • Hoboken’s Corner Car Program – A city-wide car-sharing program in Hoboken, NJ, intended to help deal with the dearth of parking, and so-called suburban refugees, who don't realize you can happily live there without a car.

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