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Weekend Reads 2/6/16

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’

The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.

This New Yorker Cover Perfectly Explains the Problem With Donald Trump

The point here is that what is distasteful about Trump is not that he offends old-fashioned American values; Trump is distasteful because he taps into certain old-fashioned American values—nativism, brash tough-talk, slow-burning authoritarianism; family dynasties—that have played a not-inconsequential role throughout our history.

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Like many viruses, measles is known to suppress the immune system for a few weeks after an infection. But previous studies in monkeys have suggested that measles takes this suppression to a whole new level: It erases immune protection to other diseases, Mina says.

The Great Human Race: How to survive

The information is probably shared among people in a group, but remarkably little conversation centers on this topic. You don’t hear Efe talking about the location of this or that resource more than you hear, say, Americans talking about the locations of this or that grocery story.

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