Sunday Links

I hear there’s some kind of sporting event today. No excuse to not check out some links though. Science:
Random thoughts on CDC’s swine flu effort: epidemiology and surveillance
In Praise of Deference
Seven habits of highly successful toads
Man Hunts Crocodile That Has Eaten Over 200 People
Climate change causes wolverine decline across Canada
Hubble Sights Strange Spaceship-Shaped Object Traveling at 11,000MPH
Peer review: What is it good for?
Yes, ecology shapes evolution, but guppies show reverse also true
The GOP id speaks
Fiscalizing Failure
Great exchange between President Obama and Senator Lincoln
Bank Lobbyist Jamie Gorelick Endangers Student Loan Reform
One Bowl = 2 Servings. F.D.A. May Fix That.

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2 Responses to Sunday Links

  1. llewelly says:

    The Daily Galaxy article you link it is terrible. It contains many errors, including this hilariously bad sentence:

    In “Houston We Have a Problem” lingo, NASA doesn’t have no clue about what this is, and they are still speculating about how this object was formed. But, its 460-foot-wide nucleus is outside the dust halo and separated from the trail -behavior which has never been seen before in a comet or any other solar-system-traversing object.

    I recommend this article by the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, instead.

  2. Min says:

    Ed Yong: “Toads are an evolutionary success story. In a relatively short span of time, they diversified into around 500 species”
    Success story? Are you kidding? If toads were successful, they wouldn’t have had to produce 500 species, would they? One would have sufficed. Like humans (another evolutionary success story ;)). The coelacanth, now there’s an evolutionary success story.

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