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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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The “Tensions Among D.C. Road Users” Are Not ‘Cultural’

Last week, the Washington Post‘s Courtland Milloy wrote a ridiculous screed against bicyclists, which, as you might imagine, reignited the never-ending automobile-bicycle wars that plague cities. That, in turn, led to another Washington Post article which focused on the lack … Continue reading

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Links 7/14/14

Links for you. Science: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters CDC Director Releases After-Action Report on Recent Anthrax Incident; Highlights Steps to Improve Laboratory Quality and Safety ​The Two Organizations Trying to Destroy U.S. Science Education Absurd Creature of the Week: … Continue reading

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Links 7/10/14

Links for you. Science: Eat More Gluten: The Diet Fad Must Die Two Cultures of Incompressibility New program dramatically increases HIV screening and detection Teen shows salty lionfish are getting fresh Other: The State Republican Party in Texas Is Now … Continue reading

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The Texas GOP Is ‘Pro-Choice’–And Chasing the Demons in Their Heads

Every few years, the Texas Republican Party decides to define insanity downwards and releases a new party platform. Every time one is tempted to think that we are witnessing the final stage in the devolution of conservatism from Teddy Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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Links 7/6/14

Links for you. Science: Vaccine Refusal Myths Drive Up Development Costs, Prices Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection: Major report warns that loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver … Continue reading

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Links 7/4/14

Merry July 4th! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: Coywolves, coyote-wolf hybrids, are prowling Rock Creek Park and D.C. suburbs Why Don’t Grasshoppers Catch Colds? Could a Common Cold Virus Be Helping to Make America Fat? An intriguing theory about … Continue reading

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