Links 8/16/12

Links for you. Science:

Live by statistics, die by statistics
What the f*ck has NASA done for you lately? More than you think.
New Genetic Test Reveals Your Cat’s Ancestry
CDC: Pretty Much Everyone Is Fat
The function of early career awards
A Dirty, Deadly Bite
Make Us Do the Math
Good Scientist! You Get a Badge. Precious research money is wasted on unreal results, but we can change the culture of science.


Paul Ryan Is Your Annoying Libertarian Ex-Boyfriend
Forget Paul Ryan’s Budget: His Scariest Idea Is About the Federal Reserve (he is an austerian’s austerian; “Why is Ryan so out of step with what conservatives used to believe about monetary policy? Because he takes his cues on the Fed from a fiction writer instead of a Nobel laureate.”)
One perspective on football/soccer
“Why don’t you just retire, Johnny?”
AWKWARD. “Ryan Backed Abortion Bill That Would Make Romney’s Kids Criminals”
Pro-Lifers Should Stop Being So Skittish About Their Own Beliefs
It’s Official: Western Europeans Have More Cars Per Person Than Americans
Obama’s stimulus package was a ginormous clean energy bill, says Michael Grunwald
Back To School And A Renewed Call For Progressive Education
NBC’s war for fun and profit
Saving the Post Office: Letter Carriers Consider Bringing Back Banking Services

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1 Response to Links 8/16/12

  1. hipparchia says:

    re pretty much everybody is fat…

    actually it looks like being moderately fat is good for you, and that you might not have to worry until your bmi is >35 (with caveats, of course): (unless you’re a dude, in which case your cutoff really is closer to ~30; see table 2)

    otoh, i haven’t done anything, really, in the way of checking to see if that paper has been refuted.

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