Friday Linkzookery — 06 Jan 2017

New nuclear-armed subs win Pentagon OK before Obama leaves
Ohio Replacement Submarine: Columbia-class SSBN

Sources: Mattis clashing with Trump transition team over Pentagon staffing
Behind the scenes, Mattis has been rejecting large numbers of candidates offered by the transition team for several top posts, two sources close to the transition said.

Swedish 6-hour workday runs into trouble: It’s too costly
Same pay for less work doesn’t, um, work? If only someone had been able to predict this result.

The most expensive F-35 variant has hit another major snag that could take years to fix
F-35C: Essentially the problem, detailed in a Navy report with data dating back to 2014, deals with rough takeoffs that hurt and disorient pilots at the critical moment when they’re taking off from a carrier.

Engine falls off Air Force B-52 bomber while in flight
The unarmed aircraft, which was on a training flight at the North Dakota base, landed safely and none of the crew were injured

Earth Cooling At The Fastest Rate On Record
Over the last ten months, temperatures have dropped more than three quarters of a degree, breaking the previous global cooling record set in 1999.

DeVos: Mainstream or monster?
Glenn Reynolds: “She’s not being targeted for a wave of hate because they think she’ll do a bad job. She’s being targeted for a wave of hate because they fear she’ll do a good job.”

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences
Murdoc thinks this is an important thing to learn. Opinions vary on that, though.

The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) Kindle Edition
The Atlantis Gene is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the global bestselling trilogy that is now in development to be a major motion picture.