Monthly Archives: March 2013

Links 3/31/13

Links for you. Science: “As Members of Congress who value the critical role played by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in better health outcomes, job creation, and economic growth , we respectfully request that the NIH receives at least … Continue reading

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Le Rhinoceros

If I were a crazy rich person–as opposed to a crazy not-rich person–I would buy myself a copy of The Rhinoceros: A Monograph (observed at the Natural History Museum, Washington D.C.): To give you some idea of the size of … Continue reading

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Cowards With Guns

I’ve dealt with the attempts to intimidate others by gun nuts before, but it’s worth reminding people that they’re still at it (boldface mine): Several men with assault rifles and hand guns crashed a Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns National Day … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/13

Links for you. Science: Political Science, NSF Funding, and the National Interest The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel The Immortal Consenting of Henrietta Lacks Great white sharks feed three to four times as often as originally estimated (just … Continue reading

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So That Camouflage Thing Works After All

Kori bustards observed (sort of) at the National Zoo, Washington, D.C.:

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The Secondary Problem With the Culture and Brain IQ Paper

There’s a recent and ridiculous Culture and Brain paper on the genetics of intelligence in Chinese college students. Thankfully, Jeremy Yoder knocks down the ridiculous statistics, and as he notes we’ll probably see more SHTstat (which is the analytical module … Continue reading

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Obamacare, Still Stretching the Concept of Affordable

This is why we needed, at the very least a public option, if not single payer healthcare (boldface mine): Starting next year, Obamacare will require companies that employ more than 50 full-time workers to provide health insurance to employees who … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/13

Links for you. Science: Singled out 33 Nudibranchs More Colorful Than Nicki Minaj Modern Evolutionary Theory Reading List We need a sociologist of science…or a philosopher Sequestration forces NASA to hold up educational and outreach efforts Other: New England and … Continue reading

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Some Quick Reflections on Mayor Menino

If you haven’t heard, Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino will not run for re-election, ending his twenty-year run as mayor. I’ll have more to say in a longer post soon (why does all of the interesting stuff happen when I’m on … Continue reading

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The Hidden Value of ‘Big Science’

Having been involved in ‘Big Science’, I think one of the things that typically goes unmentioned, but which might be the most important thing to come out of these kinds of projects is the breakthrough and improvement in technology and … Continue reading

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