Links 3/15/13

Links for you. Science:

Whoops: There’s No New Lifeform In Lake Vostok After All
Mummies and the Paleo Diet (excellent)
More HeLa problems: For decades, a widely used bladder cancer line hasn’t been what scientists thought
Myths About the Flu Vaccine
How much self-plagiarism, aka duplication, is too much? (if scientists took control of scientific publishing, we could resolve this issue much better. Just saying)
Bring back the Shasta ground sloth

Other:
Catholic Church accidentally buys a gay sauna (whoops! You will want to read this)
Court: Massachusetts stores can’t make you provide your Zip code to complete a credit-card transaction
The Curse of EconoSisyphus
Yes, Virginia, HFT and Liquidity are Not All They Are Cracked Up to Be
Gas and Stock Prices: Tied Together By Speculators?
Ezra Klein Gets It Very Wrong
The Google Glass feature no one is talking about
Thomas Friedman’s Vision of Online Oligarchy
How Abortion Restrictions Always Assume That Women Are Bad People
The hypocrisy in Silicon Valley’s big talk on innovation
The need for supply-side socialism
Getting rich off of schoolchildren: Stop pretending wealthy CEOs pushing for charter schools are altruistic “reformers.” They’re raking in billions

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3 Responses to Links 3/15/13

  1. EvoStevo says:

    RE: How much self-plagiarism, aka duplication, is too much? Self-plagiarism is interesting. Scientists give the same poster and presentation over and over and over… These media are now documented and archived in a similar manner as papers (albeit not as thoroughly as a papers) yet only publishing the same words gets criticized.

  2. jw says:

    i am reviewing a book chapter now, and that has me thinking that books are another place where authors just regurgitate the same words again. often times very clumsily cut and pasted together. i am so over most scientific books–seems to be just resume padding anyway.

  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    New research

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