Links 3/13/12

Links for you. Science:

The Application of Science (must-read about the reality of infection control)
A male straight-snouted weevil (Brentidae) silhouetted against a leaf in an Australian rain forest.
King of the Dung Hill (and dung beetles have E. coli!)
Good News for Open Access, Bad News for PLoS? (this assumes glamour magz will still have caché)
New report reveals how corporations undermine science with fake bloggers and bribes

Other:

Anecdotes of Mortgage Fraud (must-read; as I’ve been saying, from top to bottom, everything involved with housing mortgages from 1999-2007 was fundamentally fraudlent)
Believe It Or Not, I Don’t Agree With This (I made a similar point here)
Meet “Democrat” Jason Hodge: a case study for involvement in local Democratic politics
Publishers be damned!
It Can Always Get Worse
The Genius of Cecile Richards
Rush Doesn’t Need Your Stinking Ads!
Libertarians for Social Democracy
Oral Contraceptives Ought to be Prescribed in Yearly Quantities
Commuter Rail Bill Would Give Free Ride On Late-Running Trains
Breaking News: Lots of People Really Don’t Like Their Jobs Much (the problem is most academics and journalists, who disproportionately make up the chattering class, do like their jobs, and thus have no real experience with this)
“It’s not business, it’s personal”
Clean Energy Opponents Attack Super-Efficient Light Bulb Because The Washington Post Can’t Do Math

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