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Links 1/19/15

Links for you. Science: Why isn’t the Giant Isopod larger? Chikungunya could spread to Pacific nations that have not experienced the virus, health officials say The Duke/Potti Scandal, From the Inside NIGMS will now consider PIs’ “substantial unrestricted research support” … Continue reading

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Links 1/15/15

Links for you. Science: The Most Amazing Hubble Image Ever (Synopsis) Things People Say When You’re A Blond Female Engineer At MIT How to do statistics What do we expect of a space program? NASA represents a full 50% of … Continue reading

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The Illogic of Co-Pays and Deductibles

Last week, the NY Times ran story about how the Harvard University healthcare plan is raising various employee costs in an effort to lower costs–this is partly a response to various Obamacare/ACA policies (boldface mine): The university is adopting standard … Continue reading

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When We Confuse Scientific Solutions With Policy Solutions

By way of Andrew Gelman, we come across a very good question posed by Daniel Lakeland: I [Lakeland] really do worry about a world in which social and institutional and similar effects keep us plugging away at a certain kind … Continue reading

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Links 12/27/14

Links for you. Science: The Accidental Lobster Farmers What Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs looked like before humans contaminated them Climate Change Now: “Ticks Cover their Bodies Like Shingles on a Roof” (good, if icky) Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report … Continue reading

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Lighthouses

Since it’s my birthday, I’m going to leave you with some pictures of where I’ll be today–the model train exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. So don’t break anything while I’m out, ya bastids. Lighthouses:

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Links 12/17/14

Links for you. Science: Lyme-Illiterate (after being an idiot about Ebola, of course Cuomo would get this wrong) “The Great Plate Count Anomaly” that is no more Supplementary Materials practices rob authors of citation credit Snake oil salesmen selling torture … Continue reading

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