Links 9/30/11

Links for you. Science:

The profession that isn’t
Friday Weird Science: The Sexiness of Stubble (I’m fascinated by a study with no significant results)
‘Porpicide’: Bottlenose dolphins killing porpoises
‘First Irish case’ of death by spontaneous combustion


The Distributional Effect of Tax Cuts — A Brief Note
Government Should Mandate the HPV Vaccine
The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college (the last suggestion is the first time I’ve read that, and it’s a good idea)
2 million in Mass. victims of data breaches (wonder if that includes me…)
A useful rape analogy
Politics is even more depressing to Americans than the recession
I am NOT Troy Davis.
The almost-great escape: Panda cub Wen Li makes break for freedom from nursery pen
The worst athlete, 110m. hurdles
Bees outpace orchids in evolution

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2 Responses to Links 9/30/11

  1. Min says:

    Apparently the Irish investigators have not heard about the wick effect.

  2. evodevo says:

    There’s a LOT of material on spontaneous combustion – apparently the investigator doesn’t know how to use teh google. It’s been debunked I don’t know how many times.
    I am surprised that, in a country full of people who drink like fish, that this is the first time they have run across it. These cases almost always involve drugs or alcohol – the sedative; a cigarette or open flame of some type near the victim ; an upholstered chair or other combustible material under the body; and no one living with the victim. The victims are also commonly overweight and sedentary. And the “investigators” are invariably “puzzled”.
    And, voila !

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