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Links 9/1/14

Links for you. Science: NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards: US agency will assess whether grant reviewers are biased against minority applicants. “I am not a monster and I am not unreasonable:” Student attacks professor with axe after … Continue reading

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Thank A Union

You might want to read what this union supporter thought about workers, by the way.

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Another Day, Another Bout of Rightwing Insanity: The Kiddie Kommando Edition

With extra bonus bigot eruption! Tamara Scott, a Republican National Committee member (boldface mine): “When we see these kids [child refugees from Latin America], you and I think young kids, we think maybe 12-year-olds, maybe homeschoolers — excuse me, middle-schoolers,” … Continue reading

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Links 8/31/14

Links for you. Science: A critical reanalysis of the relationship between genomics and well-being The Climate Scientist Who Pioneered Geoengineering Fears It’s About to Blow Up Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later Mysterious Kennewick Man looked Polynesian and … Continue reading

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Rooftop Garden

Observed on Kingman Place, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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All Your Microbiome Are Belong to Platypus: The Perils of Plug-and-Chug Analysis

By way of the Twitterz, we come across this fantastic poster (embiggened version here): To translate from Genomics, to examine the microbiome–the microorganisms that live on or in a certain habitat (e.g., your gut or skin, the surface of your … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/14

Links for you. Science: Information Aversion It’s going to take a lot more ice buckets to fill the NIH funding gap California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections (paper here) Dash of Salt Does No Harm. Extremes Are … Continue reading

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