Monthly Archives: July 2011

Links 7/31/11

Some fiddling while Rome burns. That is, links for you.
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How the Tea Party Monster Was Created

“…it is quite mad in exactly the way its designers intended. It has no capacity whatsoever to correct or even recognize its own madness, which means it is never going to recover.”
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Links 7/30/11

Links for you.
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Some People See the World As It Is, Some As It Ought to Be. Then There Are Economists

With apologies to RFK.
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Links 7/29/11

Links for you.
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Why No Nation Can Endure Half Fox News and Half Free: House GOP Believes Pell Grants Are Welfare

I never thought aspiring college students would become the new ‘welfare queens.’
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Conservatives, Education | 12 Comments

NIH, NSF, and DOE Could Get Clobbered Thanks to Fiscal ‘Austerity’

This is why all the concern about the fake crisis of the U.S. budget deficit is so harmful–it has real effects on people’s lives, including scientists.
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Posted in Funding, NIH, NSF | 6 Comments

Actually, Apartment Buildings Are Sexy

Improving your home’s energy efficiency is something you should do–and you don’t have to wait for anyone else. But there is a larger issue of how we live and organize our communities that also needs to be addressed.
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Posted in Energy, Environment, Housing, Transportation | 7 Comments

Links 7/27/11

Links for you.
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Public Data, Publishing, Priority, and Public Health

While publication is enshrined as the pinnacle of scientific communication, in the case of the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak, it was pretty much irrelevant. It also encouraged bad behavior.
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Posted in E. coli, Genomics, Propaganda, Publishing | 4 Comments