Monthly Archives: July 2007


It’s raining cats and genomes.
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Posted in Genomics, Humor | 6 Comments

Bronchitis and Antibiotics

A colleague has told me about some interesting data that people are far less likely to request an antibiotic for a chest cold than for bronchitis even though they’re the same thing.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Evolution, Microbiology | 3 Comments

Did Tea Drinking Lead to Urbanization?

While lots of people swear by the power of tea, I had no idea it was seriously viewed as a something that led to urbanization.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Microbiology, Public Health | 28 Comments

Some Sunday Links

I’m attending a conference about microbial population biology this week, but, thanks to the Blogerator 9000, the posts will keep on coming. Speaking of posts, here are some links for you.
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How to Fund Stem Cell (and Other) Research

The Democrats aren’t doing any better funding stem cell research–or any other research.
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Posted in Democrats, Funding, The War on Science | 1 Comment

Kansas Republican Party: Party Before Country

The Kansas Republican Party has a loyalty oath that its candidates have to sign.
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Posted in Authoritarianism, Conservatives | 8 Comments

Im in ur fridge eatin your foodz!

You knew it had to happen: a LOLcatz internet quiz.
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Posted in Humor | 3 Comments

Dear Intelligent Designer…Levels of Selection

Again. ScienceBlogling razib discusses some noises various biologists are making about levels of selection. Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, save us from this madness.
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Posted in Evolution, Group Selection, WhatEVAH! | 6 Comments

David Corn: Bush Is a Loser

Then Corn decides to get mean.
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Posted in Little Lord Pontchartrain | 1 Comment

Is Merit Pay the Answer?

By way of Brad Delong, I stumbled across this column by Washington Post editor Ruth Marcus calling for merit pay for teachers.
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Posted in Compulsive Centrist Disorder, Democrats, Education, Funding, Progressives | 8 Comments