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Links 4/12/15

Links for you. Science: Mummies reveal how tuberculosis ravaged the heart of 18th century Europe Back to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All Funding decisions: the NIH method (in a rare exception, I’ll link to something … Continue reading

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Links 4/9/15

Links for you. Science: That loud bang that startles you awake: It may be ‘exploding head syndrome’ Inappropriate manipulation of peer review For every rule, an exception Understanding Evolutionary Trees How Europeans evolved white skin Other: The hidden hand behind … Continue reading

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Links 4/7/15

Links for you. Science: NIH Request for Information (RFI): Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research What’s for dinner ‘A Harbinger Of The Future': Climate Scientists Respond To Boston’s Record-Breaking Snow Season … Continue reading

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Throwing Buckets of Money At the Wrong Schools

One of the dumber things I’ve ever heard is the aphorism “You can’t solve problems by throwing buckets of money at them.” This is idiotic: there are plenty of problems that can be solved with buckets of money. Usually when … Continue reading

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Links 3/17/15

Links for you. Science: 3,000 year-old tomb of ancient Egyptian nobleman discovered in Luxor How the Penguin Got Its Waddle Lawsuits Say Protein Powders Lack Protein, Ripping Off Athletes (MAXIMUM TURBO POWER BOOST! What silly names) Will the iPhone transform … Continue reading

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Links 3/14/15

Links for you. Science: Evolution, Perfection and Life Across the USA, flu season winding down Insurance companies are slow to cover next-generation sequencing Largest Risk for Diabetes With Statins Yet Seen, in New Study Genetics of Why Finns Are Less … Continue reading

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Links 3/13/15

Links for you. Science: Why China’s Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency: National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda. ‘Sizeless science’ and the cult of significance testing … Continue reading

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