Links 8/18/12

Links for you. Science:

Sex With Humans Made Neanderthals Extinct?
Analyst: The Better Desktop DNA Sequencer May Be Losing The Marketing War
Hermit crabs ‘work to safety building codes’
Cat Lady Shame: Fluffy Little Kitties Are Ruthless Murderers (more coyotes!)
Doctors who prescribe too many antibiotics: It’s not that simple (a bit of a strawman, but interesting)
Scientific trainee pay is pretty dang good right now so stop complaining (get off my lawn you damn kids! It’s correct, although the BLS adjustment doesn’t account for housing price increases very well, especially at lower incomes)
Neandertal ancestry “Iced”
In Fragmented Brazilian Forest, Few Species Survive
Beyond Starship Enterprise: Racism, Sexism, and the Science Pipeline
The many faces of malaria

Other:

The student loan crisis that can’t be gotten rid of
1.5 million people were told that extreme conservatives are happier than political moderates. Approximately .0001 million Americans learned that the opposite is true.
The Truth Has A Well-Known Demagogic Bias
How Jonah Lehrer Was Able to Perpetrate Fraud in the Current Intellectual Climate
The Curse of Knowledge (surreal, reading a critical review of a book pulled by the publisher)
Is Victory Bad for Business?
Goldman Non-Prosecution: AG Eric Holder Has No Balls
If You Thought Michele Bachmann Was Out There…Her mentor, Allen Quist, believes dinosaurs coexisted with man, women are “genetically predisposed” to subservience—and he just nabbed Minnesota’s First District in the GOP primary. (but Paul Ryan is dreamy. Or something)
Defending the Suburbs—and Golf—From the U.N. (But Paul Ryan is dreamy?)
How Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Further Undermine America’s Crumbling Infrastructure (maybe not so dreamy?)

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1 Response to Links 8/18/12

  1. Charles Sullivan says:

    Interesting piece on Neanderthal extinction by hybridization.
    A few days ago I read another scientist arguing that humans and Neanderthals didn’t interbreed.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/14/study-doubt-human-neanderthal-interbreeding

    I guess this is a lively field where definitive answers are hard to come by (at least for now).

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