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Links 4/27/15

Links for you. Science: Simple Rules for Healthy Eating Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science (also read this) Academia no more. Why there are still far too few women in STEM Spitting cobras Other: The Asshole Factory: Our economy doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dogwood Close Up

Observed on T Street, between 14th and 15th, Shaw, D.C.:

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Misunderstanding the Progression of Big Science

In an interesting article about large-scale science projects (aka ‘Big Science’), Tim Requarth wrote this, which seems to have received a lot of support in the intertoobz (or at least the Twitterz; boldface mine): But here may be the real … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/15

Links for you. Science: The Daily Show is just plain wrong on pot being non-addictive Ebola: The road to zero Scientists Perturbed by Loss of Stat Tool to Sift Research Fudge from Fact (related thoughts here) Space geckos show their … Continue reading

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16th Street Deco

Observed on 16th Street, between T and U, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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When You Watch Everyone, You See Nothing

A while ago, I finished Bruce Scheier’s, Data and Goliath. This seemed important (pp. 139 – 140; boldface mine): When he was NSA director, General Keith Alexander argued that ubiquitous surveillance would have enabled the NSA to prevent 9/11. That … Continue reading

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Links 4/25/15

Links for you. Science: Facts Are Your Friends — Vaccinate Your Children A vaunted new study says women have it easy in STEM fields. Don’t believe it. It’s the WaterMAN award, afterall… Apollo-era computer auction brings back memory to a … Continue reading

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