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April 17, 2015
by sarcozona

Young people’s political identification isn’t about what’s trendy. You just left Marxism off your survey.

Measured by self-identification, partisanship is actually declining — growing numbers of Americans describe themselves as “independent” rather than loyal to one of the parties. But measured by actual voting behavior, the opposite is happening: Straight ticket voting continues to grow. … Continue reading

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Nothing I’ve read about the TPP makes me think it is a remotely good idea

Startup workers sue to be recognized as employees, not mere contractors

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Minimal landscape maps
Click through for the corn.

Dropping Light
Also we would look like demons

Unifying ecology and macroevolution with individual-based theory

Hoax-detecting software spots fake papers
“It’s wonderful that Springer has moved to eliminate articles generated by software that intentionally produces nonsense, but what about unintentionally nonsensical articles produced by human authors?”

Max Planck Society unveils €50 million support plan for young scientists