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Friday Nite Videos | September 14, 2018

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Beto O'Rourke: We Don't Need a Wall. Amber Says What: Colin Kaepernick, Aretha Franklin, Serena Williams. Wajahat Ali on Being Muslim in America. DNA Shows Cave Girl Was Half Neanderthal. Senator Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation 2018.

The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science

Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz Climate Law Blog - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
When this tracker was launched, we had 96 entries, almost two attempts to silence science each week during the 14 months after President Trump was elected. Since then, the Trump administration’s attacks on science have accelerated.

Keeping it Fresh: Preservatives and The Poison Squad

Cynthia Graber, Nicola Twilley and Deborah Blum Gastropod
Harvey Washington Wiley, a do-gooder farm boy who trained as chemist, worried that preservatives might be harming the public. The trials' shocking results led to the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and eventually to the creation of the FDA.

The Revolution That Rewrote Life's History

David Quammen The Atlantic
Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of the study of life’s diversity and relatedness at the molecular level is the movement of genes across species lines - HGT. It turns out that HGT has been widespread and important.

Friday Nite Videos | August 24, 2018

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Beto O'Rourke on NFL Players Kneeling. The Fractured Politics of a Browning America. Why Tesla Is Building City-Sized Batteries. Inside Flex—Amazon's Army of Everyday Delivery People. David Pecker's Past Practice Puts POTUS in a Pickle.

Why Tesla Is Building City-Sized Batteries

Giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere, but they are only one of the zanier forms of energy storage already in use around the country.

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