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Links 2/9/16

Links for you. Science: The District’s Reported HIV Cases Are Down For The Seventh Consecutive Year (yet Congressional Republicans continue to try to stop D.C.’s needle exchange) CSR Head Nakamura Makes Bizarre Pronouncement To Prevent Zika Birth Defects, CDC Suggests … Continue reading

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It’s the fuzzy dice that make this awesome. Observed on Hillyer Place, NW, between 20th and 21st, Dupont Circle, D.C.: Skull: The end:

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Welfare Reform Reality: The Mississippi Delta Edition

I’ll have more to say about this at some future point, but one of the unspoken influences in the Democratic primary is the use of racist and sexist stereotypes in the 1990s to sell welfare reform–largely for political gain (within … Continue reading

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Links 2/8/16

Links for you. Science: Bacteria-fighting antitoxins offer remedy to antibiotic resistance The Salmonella In Silico Typing Resource (SISTR): An Open Web-Accessible Tool for Rapidly Typing and Subtyping Draft Salmonella Genome Assemblies Twitter Nerd-Fight Reveals a Long, Bizarre Scientific Feud Spread … Continue reading

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Night Riders

Observed on 18th Street NW, between Swann and T, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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What Does ‘Reproducibility’ Mean?

Drugmonkey does a fine deconstruction of the latest Amgen/Nature paper, so I won’t rehash the whole thing here (go read it; the comments really blow up the details of the replications). But a key point is best summarized by Drugmonkey: … Continue reading

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Links 2/7/16

Links for you. Science: USDA Imposes Stricter Limit On Salmonella Bacteria In Poultry Products Implications of the Brazilian report on pre-Zika microcephaly How Scared Should You Be About Zika? Want to be ethical in science? Speak up. Joe Felsenstein on … Continue reading

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