Links 3/19/12

Links for you. Science:

How NPR Got It Wrong on Monsanto’s Superweeds
The 4G Fakeout: Beware of the murkiest, most confusing label in tech.
Amazing photograph of dew soaked fly.
The psychology of parapsychology, or why good researchers publishing good articles in good journals can still get it totally wrong
Scientists say massive palm oil plantation will “cut the heart out” of Cameroon’s rainforest

Other:

My Nephew & My Fears for his Future (must-read)
The Other Grand Bargain (Of course they won’t apologize: they believe they were ‘wrong for the right reasons.’ AND HIPPIES!)
Why Larry Summers lost the presidency of Harvard (it‘s the corruption; will certain high-profile economists stop defending their pal ‘Larry’)
Madness is not the reason for this massacre
Ex-CBO Staffer’s Warnings About Foreclosures Ignored (one more reason why CBO estimates are garbage)
Watching Over You
Porn prepares for the apocalypse
Capital Gains vs. Ordinary Income
Maybe Bush’s Case for the Iraq War Worked After All
MIT, 1956
Neighborhood Photo: St. Patrick’s Day on All Saints Way
Bribery By Another Name: While Still In Office, Congessman Heath Shuler (D-NC) Already Negotiating With K Street To Become A Lobbyist
Off-ramp: How demolishing freeways is reviving American cities (my thoughts on the Big Dig here)

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One Response to Links 3/19/12

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    In other words, the scientists found that landscapes subjected to regular Roundup exposure develop organisms that evolve to resist Roundup. Or, to put it another way, while they themselves failed to identify the perfect Roundup Ready gene, wild organisms had done so as a matter of course. How could this information not have raised for them the possibility that weeds might develop resistance in farm fields?

    Well duh. They found that gene in a microbe, not a “higher plant.” This is not the smoking gun Philpott thinks it is.

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