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Links 10/30/14

Links for you. Science: What Made Women Scarce in Computer Science Courses in the US? Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains In an astonishing and unexpected revival, dubbed the ‘Phoenix Effect’, reefs around the world are returning to life Death … Continue reading

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Something to Know About Texas Presbyterian Hospital

There are lingering suspicions that Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, who was treated at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was given substandard care due to his ethnicity and lack of health insurance. While that might seem unfair, some previous behavior … Continue reading

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Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps, Northwest D.C.: 22nd Street, South from Decatur Park:

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Deny Much of VA and MD the Vote: A Longshot Legal Manuever For D.C. Statehood

No, I don’t think Fairfax and Montgomery Counties should lose Congressional representation. But the District’s lack of representation was predicated on the idea that D.C. would have an inherent conflict of interest, and so should not vote. Here’s where things … Continue reading

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Links 10/2/14

Links for you. Science: Researchers Are Using ‘Bee Doctors’ To Treat Cherry Tree Disease Learn from the baboons Reagent contamination can critically impact sequence-based microbiome analyses The Control Group Is Out Of Control (excellent) Other: The Secret to Eva Moskowitz’s … Continue reading

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Top N Reasons To Think Twice About A Ph.D. or Post-Doc in Bioinformatics

A day in the life of a bioinformatician Casey Bergman has an interesting post, “Top N Reasons To Do A Ph.D. or Post-Doc in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology.” Since I work in an informatics-intensive field (genomics), one might think I would endorse … Continue reading

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Dutchess and the Queen

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

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