Links 1/7/12

Links for you. Science:

The Cancer Cure Anecdote
When You Think “Hydrothermal Vents”, You Shouldn’t Think “Tube Worms”
Higher-protein diets lead to more weight gain, but also more muscle, study finds
Reflecting on a Year of Ion Torrent
Memo to His Young Fans: Ron Paul is OLD AS HELL

Other:

The Peltzman Effect: Why Economic Growth Has Slowed in the US Over Time (must-read)
Ambitious Republicans Conveniently Discover Opposition To Abortion Just In Time To Woo Conservative Voters
Is Privacy Act Violated as Voting War’s GOP Hit Man is Fed Leaks By Justice Department Mole?
Ain’t too proud to beg
Philip Pilkington: The Reactionary Mind – The Truth About Conservatism; An Interview with Corey Robin Part I
The Shanahans Suck, Again
Magna Carta and Wingnut Legislation
Bully For Him!
David Ignatius Hides Upward Redistribution Policies as Market Outcomes
Consistency
The Reactionary Mind – The Truth About Conservatism: An Interview with Corey Robin Part II
Mark Zuckerberg’s Outrageous Week in Uruguay

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One Response to Links 1/7/12

  1. Hank Roberts says:

    Here’s one I wonder if you know how to dig into, I just stumbled on it:

    Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 144, nos. 3&4, pp. 50-57.Page 4, ISSN 0035-9173/11/020050-8

    Science advice and policy making
    Robert M. May OM AC FRS FRSN
    Lord May of Oxford
    Zoology Department, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK

    says in passing (before a good rant about bankers):

    “more than half of all the atoms of nitrogen and of
    phosphorus in green plant material that grew
    last year came from artificial fertilisers, rather
    than the natural biogeochemical cycles”

    The paper attributes that to
    Conway, G.(1997) The Doubly Green Revolution;
    Penguin Books, London, UK

    I read this in the Google cache, here:
    from http://scholar.googleusercontent.com/scholar?q=cache:ej1lt2gNrB0J:scholar.google.com/+ISSN+0035-9173/11/020050-8&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5

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