It reached 56F yesterday. In January. In Boston. Let's celebrate with some links. Science:
A stunning year in climate science reveals that human civilization is on the precipice. The first anniversary of 'Climategate', Part 1: The media blows the story of the century
U.S. Science-Funding Boost Faces Uncertain Future (it's remarkable just how much the Republicans don't want to fund the COMPETES Act)
Few health benefits from genomic discovery
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Test Scorer
What If Israel Ceases to Be a Democracy?
America's cracked political system: US politics, often decried for its 'partisanship', is all too bipartisan - in its deeply dysfunctional consensus on tax and wealth
2011 Will Bring More De facto Decriminalization of Elite Financial Fraud
A struggle to make an honest living: Disappearance of industry leaves a wake of discouraged' workers
Underneath the Happy Talk, Is This As Bad as the Great Depression?