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Links 5/23/15

Links for you. Science: Stop Saying Humans Are Like ‘Slowly Boiling Frogs’ A call for acceptance of career polygamy in science (excellent) Scientist: Why Deepak Chopra is driving me crazy U.S. Details New Efforts to Support Ailing Bees American Innovation … Continue reading

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Peeking Through

Observed at Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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A Public Health Question About the Bird Influenza Epidemic

You might not be aware of a massive bird flu epidemic ripping its way across the U.S.: Iowa, where one in every five eggs consumed in the country is laid, has been the hardest hit: More than 40 percent of … Continue reading

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Links 5/22/15

Links for you. Science: Tiny Frogs and Giant Spiders: Best of Friends Evolution, the Environment, and Religion Everybody Else Is Doing It… How Three Scientists ‘Marketed’ Neglected Tropical Diseases And Raised More Than $1 Billion Highly Contagious, Antibiotic-Resistant Food Poisoning … Continue reading

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Links 5/22/15

Links for you. Science: We’ve been imagining mountains all wrong, say scientists Senators create new caucus on NIH funding When Birds Squawk, Other Species Seem to Listen A Way to Brew Morphine Raises Concerns Over Regulation Reproducibility crisis: Blame it … Continue reading

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Sadly, Our Libertarian Overlords Will Not Be Going Galt

More’s the pity. A while ago, I noted the inherent problems with the libertarian dream of starting their own artificial island countries: First, they live in apartment buildings. Like it or not, they’ll need housing codes. For instance, can you … Continue reading

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When Palinism Collides With Infrastructure

I suppose collides isn’t the best choice of words. Anyway, Adam Gopnik has an excellent piece in the New Yorker that points out what drives much of the opposition to mass transit infrastructure, including trains (boldface mine): “The reason we … Continue reading

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