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Links 7/1/15

Links for you. Science: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword What’s The Point Of Science Without ‘Eureka!’ Moments? What’s really warming the world? California’s Children Win, Anti-Vaxxers Lose The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from … Continue reading

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A Paragraph I Never Thought I Would Read

Feel the Bern: For Louis Celli, at the American Legion, Sanders’s progressive views make some sense in the context of advocating for veterans’ programs. “Who better than a socialist to advocate for veterans’ health care?” he asked. Pretty much Gog … Continue reading

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Clinton Comes Out As a Deficit Hawk. This Is Not Good

One of the things the left, along with the kinda-left, is trying to figure out is whether Clinton is a neo-liberal at heart, or if she’s going to let her Inner Liberal bloom. Max Sawicky makes a very good point … Continue reading

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Links 6/30/15

Links for you. Science: Consumers of commercial genetic tests understand more than many believe Cameroon lake cichlids probably did not speciate sympatrically: Part 1, Part 2 First Peoples: It’s Complicated Coke vs. Pepsi: The E. coli Test Malthusian Parameters as … Continue reading

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Observed at a D.C. area used bookstore:

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National Security and U.S. Energy Infrastructure

It’s kind of sad that we can’t recognize the need for competent energy infrastructure without having to resort to national security justifications. On the other hand, that did get us some highways in the 1950s, so maybe this will work … Continue reading

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Links 6/29/15

Links for you. Science: US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing Why failing to understand evolution makes your NIH reform ideas suck (not how I would characterize evolution, but still very good) It’s more than stamp collecting: how genome sequencing … Continue reading

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