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Links 11/14/14

Links for you. Science: Contaminomics: Why Some Microbiome Studies May Be Wrong (excellent) Careful with your manuscript edits, folks Getting to zero Microbiome science threatened by contamination: Non-sterile sequencing returns rogue results in dilute microbe samples. Ebola’s True Toll Is … Continue reading

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Will Democratic Political Operatives Ever Look in the Mirror?

Of course not. I write this Tuesday evening, with the expectation that Democrats are going to take a pounding. There will be the usual recriminations, with the Democratic professional political class blaming everyone but themselves. They will blame everyone and … Continue reading

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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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