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Links 8/14/14

Links for you. Science: Apparently, Giant Anteaters Can Kill People (four inch claws are bad for the complexion) Scientists turn a brown butterfly purple—in just six generations: Structural and pigment changes combine to turn brown into purple. Why We Can’t … Continue reading

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Raging, Raging Against the Dying of the Right

Yes, they are not like the rest of us (boldface mine): Let me break it to the Republicans of Alabama, Mississippi and the like: your culture and your worldview aren’t the majority culture and worldview in America. They aren’t even … Continue reading

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Because Todd Akin and the Other Republicants Know Best

One woman’s reason for having an abortion in Mississippi’s sole clinic that provides abortions (boldface mine): As she answers, her voice begins to shake: “Um, my husband passed away—he committed suicide. He committed suicide in front of his family. I … Continue reading

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“Defining the Possible Down”: The Rise of the Republicant

No, that’s not a typo. Athenae angrily expresses what has been rattling around in my noggin since 2009–while she’s referring to the Texas border crisis, it applies to, well, everything (boldface mine): …the people out there who claim they love … Continue reading

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Links 7/24/14

Links for you. Science: You’re not allowed bioinformatics anymore (must-read; accessible to non-specialists) Hell yes: Komodo dragons!!! Great Barrier Reef ‘in worst state since records began': Scientists say reef will be ‘pretty ugly’ within 40 years, with large swathes of … Continue reading

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Links 7/23/14

Links for you. Science: How to Ignore a Plague: Escaped Ebola patients, besieged hospitals, and deadly denial in West Africa Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Regulators Stay Clear Want a grant? First review someone else’s proposal New Allele Hopeful of Making … Continue reading

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Links 7/22/14

Links for you. Science: This Man Wants to Genetically Engineer Trees to Save the World Insinuations, misdirections, straw arguments and obsfucation in drug abuse journalism CDC’s lab problems have ripple effect on other outbreaks Sharks Aren’t in the Great Lakes, … Continue reading

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