Links 12/3/18

Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm MIT Technology Review

Scientists, ethicists slam decisions behind gene-edited twins Ars Technica

Why this country parcels babies in boxes BBC

Payless Opens Fake Luxury Shoe Shop Where They Trick Influencers By Selling $20 Shoes For $640 Bored Panda

Don’t you like it here with me?’ AI bot makes ominous debut on board the ISS (VIDEO) RT News (The Rev Kev)

12-Year-Old Charged For Distributing Marijuana-Laced Gummies In School, Several Students Hospitalized International Business Times

Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn New Scientist (David L)

Anchorage earthquake was a big one, but it could have been much worse. Why L.A. should take warning LA Times

Waste Watch

One in six pints of milk thrown away each year, study shows Guardian

Iraq’s ancient pottery struggles to outlive modern plastic Agence France-Presse

Naomi Klein on the Urgency of a ‘Green New Deal’ for Everyone Truthdig

Shell yields to investors by setting target on carbon footprint FT

Poland’s Coal Habit Draws New Fire as UN Climate Talks Begin Climate Liability News

The ‘climate diaspora’ trying to save the Paris agreement from Trump Guardian

Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health Atlantic (UserFriendly)

A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfDDer Spiegel


Leaked Commons legal analysis of Brexit deal vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns Brexit Central

EU Doctors Quit Britain as Brexit Looms WSJ


Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019 Al Jazeera

Senate headed for clash

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