Monthly Archives: July 2008

Why Is the TEM-1 Beta-Lactamase So Common?

One word: ampicillin.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

E. coli Virulence Genes: Not Happier Than a Pig in Sh-t

A possible way to reduce virulent E. coli on farms.
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Posted in Agriculture, E. coli, Environment, Food, Microbiology | 3 Comments

The Gang of 500 Mediocrities (Our National Political Press Corps)

Do campaign reporters routinely huff airplane glue? Because that’s the only explanation for this level of stupidity.
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Posted in Fucking Morons, News Media | 4 Comments

The NIH Grant Review Process Is Statistically Unsound?

Who woulda thunk it? To obtain reliable scores with a precision of 0.01, a proposal would require 38,416 reviewers.
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Posted in Funding, Mathematics, NIH, Statistics | 9 Comments

God Is a Doorknob?

Getting the power of God without God.
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Posted in Religion | 12 Comments

9/11 Truthers and Creationists: Birds of a Feather…

are stupid morons together.
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Posted in Creationism, Fucking Morons | 20 Comments

Malaria Treatment Increases Ciprofloxacin Resistance

Chloroquine therapy leads to increased ciprofloxacin resistance. This is why we need new classes of antimalarials that kill malaria in novel ways.
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Posted in Antibiotics, E. coli, Evolution, Microbiology | 9 Comments

The Confusion About the Social Security ‘Crisis’ Is Economists’ Fault: More on Sizzle

Using Sizzle’s logic, economists are to blame for the misunderstandings surrounding Social Security.
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Posted in Evolution, Global Warming | 5 Comments

Economic Realities Versus Fantasy Politics

Matt Taibbi describes the intersection of crony capitalism and economic inequality.
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Posted in Economics | 5 Comments

Theopolitical Conservatives and the Great Con

There are a lot fewer ‘real’ evangelicals that we’re led to believe.
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Posted in Propaganda, Religion | 9 Comments