Links 2/24/12

Links for you. Science:

How to run a successful research lab without having a lab (I’m not sure why this is a radical model: you’re simply outsourcing your lab tech work on an as-need basis to people who are probably really good at it. Enough of the ‘homespun’ lab model, please)
It’s Not Academic: How Publishers Are Squelching Science Communication
My brain just exploded: CUP pushes “article rental scheme”
In which they don’t make ‘em like they used to
Re-thinking the Annual Physical (this is really interesting; could set up conflict with people who push preventative medicine?)
CDC: Raw Milk Much More Likely to Cause Illness (and in other news, not vaccinating your children is STILL FUCKING STUPID)


Reformy Platitudes & Fact-Challenged Placards won’t Get Connecticut Schools what they Really Need! (must-read)
The Book of Jobs (another must-read; why does Maureen Dowd have a steady job, and Moe doesn’t? Just asking.)
No Student Left Untested
Borrowing wise words from those truly market-based, Private Independent schools…
Forced Births in the Bad Old Days (must-read)
The “Can’t Find Workers” Meme
The need to protect the internet from ‘astroturfing’ grows ever more urgent: The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to … astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?
Economists, release your inner nerd! (funny)
Dr. Paul’s Prescription — and the Answer Obama Should Give
Should Researchers Hide Results from the Public?
Stylist refuses to cut NM gov’s hair over same-sex marriage opposition
In the souk, they know how to do this.

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