Apr. 1st, 2017

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Russia's April Fool's joke this year is actually kinda funny.

Most April Fool's jokes aren't. They're either pointlessly cruel, or pointlessly inane. But, I'll admit, I snickered when I read this one!
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Social bees have kept their gut microbes for 80 million years

The Enduring Legacy of the Pocahontas Myth

The Genius of Pinheads: When Little Brains Rule​

The 1920s Women Who Fought For the Right to Travel Under Their Own Names

Cats found to like humans more than thought (Seems to me that anybody who has ever had a pet cat would've known this, but at least it's Backed By Science now.)

Beauty and the Beast: A cautionary tale about smart homes

Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’

Germany Is Taking Away Kindergarteners' Toys to Curb Future Addiction

The High Price of Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Life

Accidental therapists: For insect detectives, the trickiest cases involve the bugs that aren’t really there. (I really, really hope the two comments to this article are trolling.)

Frogpocalypse Now

Trump tells NBC to stop covering Russia story

How Right-Wing Media Saved Obamacare

We’re unprepared for the next flu pandemic. A near-future speculation by a top epidemiologist explains the risk we’ve tacitly permitted.

It wasn’t just hate. Fascism offered robust social welfare

ICE Is Arresting People When They Show Up to Apply For Green Cards Now (Okay, seriously, some things should be off limits. Not at school, not at fucking hospitals, not during worship services, not in court or police stations - and not when they're trying to apply for fucking green cards! It's not about whether undocumented immigrants are in the right or not, it's about having a bare minimum standard of civility and fair play.)

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Disabled, or just desperate?

After 12 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs


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