Links 5/5/12

Links for you. Science:

#TaxonomyFail: Salps, Jellyfish, and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (salps are awesome critters by the way)
Everything I Didn’t Learn From Taking A Personal Genome Test
Bill Nye Boo’d In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun (yes, we are a divided nation…)
The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry
Of hairballs and long hauls


Rick Perlstein on being asked to work for Obama
How Elite Colleges Still Feed Wall St.’s Recruiting Machine
Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case
The Heartland Institute sinks to a new low
Who Killed Men’s Hats? Think Of A Three Letter Word Beginning With ‘I’
The Relatively Unexplored Frontier Of Charter School Finance
Debunking myths
Back to the future we go
Macro: intuition vs. theory
Charles Krauthammer’s shell game
Developing Nations
Stumbling Across a Rarity, Even for the Rare Book Room
When being pro-Israel means pushing Jews away.
The Argument Is Over. The Campaign Is Here. Let’s Go.

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3 Responses to Links 5/5/12

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Bill Nye Boo’d In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun

    That was in 2009.

    • It was in 2006. There’s also no evidence that Nye was booed for saying the moon reflects the sun. The news article states that Nye “pointed out that the sun, the ‘greater light,’ is but one of countless stars and that the ‘lesser light’ is the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.” Perhaps people then walked out because they don’t think the sun is a star; perhaps they walked out because he said something not captured in the newspaper article. Perhaps they did walk out because they think the moon generates light on its own. There is no way to tell from that link!

      And boo’d isn’t even a word. To my knowledge, there is never a past tense in the English language that requires an apostrophe.

      This is the most un-worthy link I’ve seen on mtmb so far. You don’t fight ignorance when you’re also propagating it.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    The Heartland Institute sinks to a new low

    They have taken down the billboard already, but refuse to apologise.

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