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Links 9/20/14

Links for you. Science: Taking a Health Hazard Home Bobby Jindal is not an evolutionary biologist On the other hand, you were quite likely bitten by an ant. Bobby Jindal: “I’m Not an Evolutionary Biologist” And yet he supported a … Continue reading

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Observed on 18th Street, Adams-Morgan, D.C.:

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The Best Strategy to Achieve D.C. Statehood EVAH!

This week, the Senate held hearings about a bill to grant those of us who live in the District of Columbia the right to cast a meaningful vote in Congress (among other things). As you might imagine, when I saw … Continue reading

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Links 9/19/14

Links for you. Science: The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It Painkillers may decrease susceptibility to recurring urinary infections Ivory Tower Phony? Sex, Lies and Fraud Alleged in W. Va. University Case Watching the Birth … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Resistance Lands on the Political Agenda

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced a bunch of executive actions it will be taking to combat antibiotic resistance, in conjunction with the release of the PCAST Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance. One interesting thing is an emphasis on surveillance, including … Continue reading

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The Problem With ‘Optics': It’s a Bad Business Model

No, I’m not referring to physics, but the political reporter obsession with ‘optics’ (boldface mine): The president hadn’t necessarily said anything inaccurate or made controversial claims. Critics just didn’t like the way he said what he said. It didn’t look … Continue reading

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Links 9/18/14

Links for you. Science: Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing A Brief Overview of Classes of Antibiotics Thought of the Day on how the Public Views Scientists (must-read; excellent) Scientists “cut corners”, eh, NPR? (You know who has … Continue reading

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