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Links for you. Science:

H1N1 Outbreak In Ann Arbor, Mich. Sickens Healthy Adults, Reminds Doctors Of Swine Flu Pandemic (and this strain is included in the vaccine, so get your flu shot)
BGI Applies for Genome Assembly Patent, Claims Priority/Benefits from Chinese Patent Application
Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world’s most deadly viruses
What happens when patients know more than their doctors? Experiences of health interactions after diabetes patient education: a qualitative patient-led study (having a relative who has managed type I diabetes for decades, I consider that relative lucky as doctors have almost always yielded to that relative’s expertise when it comes to short-term management of blood sugar. Terrifying)
Is the sea floor littered with dead animals due to radiation? No.
How a Tiny Wasp May Save Your Life


Mayo-phobia: Why do some people hate mayonnaise so much?
Yuppie Prohibition League Denounces Pot Legalization
Snow Storm Brings Rising Tides and Flooding to North End Waterfront [Photos] (now imagine much of South Florida in thirty years)
Predictions of the future from the past
The new warmongering wing of the Democratic Party
In Which I Continue To Despair Of The Rebranding
No, It’s Not Okay to Make Up a Kid for the Amazon Discount (didn’t realize Lord High Technobrat™ was such a cheapskate)
Shake Shack to Open in Boston’s Back Bay
Why My Parents Have a Closet Full of Lightbulbs: Energy-inefficient incandescents are being phased out, sparking concern among some consumers
David Brooks’ Polluted “Moral Ecology”: A privileged white man professes remorse for smoking pot. But it’s not privileged whites who would pay for his sins. (my thoughts here)
Chart of the Day: Fewer People Are Being Sent to Prison. Way Fewer.
Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free
WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia aged 92 (this is the right stuff)

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