Links 5/11/11

Unnatural selection: Wily weeds outwit herbicides
The Lazarus File
First look at Ion Torrent data: De novo assembly
Ion Torrent’s Data Quality Is Pretty Good (and Better Than Ion Claims)
Punished for Poll on New Mother
Paper Tigers: What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?
Taxes and work
“I Totally Lost the Picture. I’m Like, ‘Oh S***.'”
Graduate Education: Economic Voodoo with Silver Lining?
South Dakota Banning Abortion Without Banning Abortion?
Norway’s controversial ‘cushy prison’ experiment – could it catch on in the UK?
What is Inflation

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3 Responses to Links 5/11/11

  1. Min says:

    New Scientist: “In the 1980s, two weeds were found to be resistant to weedkillers that had never been used in the field. In other words, says Powles, weeds can evolve resistance to herbicides that have not even been developed yet.”
    At last! Scientific proof of the psychic power of plants!

  2. robertwaldmann
    Robert Waldmann says:

    Thanks for the link. Odd I almost didn’t post that post, since I thought that everyone who knows what inflation is also knows that most people think it means rising prices and shrinking real incomes by definition.

  3. Brad says:

    Yeah, and they are shape-shifters too. In rice, barnyardgrass evolves to mimic rice at the stage where hand weeding occurs.
    Until we have weed-killing robots that do instant DNA tests, it’s probably a Red-Queen’s race even with herbicides and integrated pest management techniques.

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