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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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Links 12/10/14

Links for you. Science: Is my NGS library any good? (the boldface red paragraph–I love this, and lived this with collaborators…) Nature’s fauxpen access leaves me very sad and very angry. Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking … Continue reading

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Getting Serious About Hepatitis A

I’m on the fence about this proposal (boldface mine): In the past few days, restaurants from a Papa John’s in North Carolina to the La Fontana suburban New York restaurant to a Moose Jaw bar, are issuing hepatitis A warnings … Continue reading

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Nice Is the New Civil

Words written over fifty years ago (boldface mine): First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block … Continue reading

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Education, Class, and Noncognitive Skills

One of the things parents care about, if not education reformers, is teaching students ‘life skills’, such as self-control, paying attention, and so on. These skills are called oxymoronically, in the technical literature, as noncognitive skills. A recent study from … Continue reading

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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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