Monthly Archives: November 2011

Links 11/25/11

Links for you. Science: 7 Mistakes we make when treating colds Why flying on planes can make you sick – and how to stop it Can the Bulldog Be Saved? (I’ve always had problems with breeds that can’t breed and … Continue reading

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Caption Contest: The Chase Bank Edition

I think this photo from New York City by Justin Brauner needs a caption: (by Justin J. Brauner) Here are my two suggestions: 1) “Excuse me, could one of you tell me the rate on a 5-year CD is?” 2) … Continue reading

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Links 11/24/11

Links for you. Science: Top 10 Reasons Republicans Were Wrong to Kill NOAA Climate Service Antibiotic resistance marching across Europe Turkey does NOT make you sleepy! Why does Thanksgiving dinner make you sleepy? Other: Reporters Meet the Fists of the … Continue reading

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Since We Appear to Have Skipped Thanksgiving and Gone Straight to Christmas…

…I thought I would share this image, captured in New York City: And a gut yontif to the Chinese Restaurant Assocation.

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Links 11/23/11

Links for you. Science: An open letter to Congress: Why we must generously fund NIH More MRSA Found In U.S. Retail Meat (Turkey, Too) HPV Vaccine for Boys Other: We Need to Talk about the Generation War The Serpent’s Egg … Continue reading

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Now the Military Knows How Scientists Feel

Apparently, the Pentagon isn’t happy with the spectre of arbitrary and mandatory cuts due to the ‘failure’ of the Poliburo Supercommittee (boldface mine): An 11 percent reduction is nonetheless a cut of $54 billion, which would have to be done … Continue reading

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Why I Support the NBA Players: Sacrifing Their Earning for Those Who Will Come After Them

Whenever professional atheletes attempt to gain higher salaries–and remember most don’t earn superstar salaries and have very short careers–it’s always depicted by the Morons in the Media as two groups of rich guys fighting with each other and EATING ALL … Continue reading

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Links 11/22/11

Links for you. Science: Running Out of Antibiotics: Europe Gets It Potential Personal Genomics About Pepper Spray US science agencies dodge deep cuts Other: Ghosts of a Different Dream Militarization of Campus Police (I’m old enough to remember when campus … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Aren’t Happy With Obama

I was going to respond to this truly obnoxious piece by Jon Chait which argues that liberals are never happy with Democratic presidents (to start with, it’s not our job to be cheerleaders). Thankfully, Glenn Greenwald points out the obvious … Continue reading

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Because We Clearly Have a Shortage of Archaeologists: More Deficit Hysteria Follies

Once again, we bear witness to the folly of deficit reduction fetishism, which this time is hurting archaeology (and turtles too!; boldface mine): Delaware received $200,000 to help finance the underwater dig from a federal program that funds transportation-related projects … Continue reading

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