Morning Links – 9/17/2015.

Ezra Klein on why the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed was such a travesty: “At a time when the World Economic Forum ranks America as 48th in the quality of its math and science education and the Organization for Economic Development ranks American students as 27th in math and 20th in science, we’re arresting a child who wears NASA shirts and builds machines in his spare time — and we’re doing it because the education professionals charged with guiding his development can’t tell the difference between a clock and a bomb.”

A first look at the upcoming Netflix series, Marvel’s Jessica Jonesincluding stills of David Tennant as the season one villain Kilgrave (aka Purple Man)! The entire series arrives for streaming on November 20.

Noooooooooo! It looks like the Pacific Rim sequel is not going to happen any time soon. 😦

Nate Silver on why it’s a mistake to draw too close of a comparison between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

In June, researchers at the University of Virginia made the astonishing, and groundbreaking, discovery that the lymphatic system does in fact extend all the way into the brain. This realization is expected to shed light on a variety of neurological diseases—like Alzheimer’s, autism, and multiple sclerosis.

Daffodils use chemical weapons against the people who cut them down.

With No(rweigian) Superhero, artist Ole Marius Joergensen captures the trials and errors, risks and gambles, dreams and defeats involved on the path to becoming Superman. (via Beautiful/Decay)

Who’s to blame for the meteoric rise of Donald Trump? Professor John Sides explains how the media constructs political narratives and then claims to be helpless in the face of them.


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