Monthly Archives: April 2013

Links 4/27/13

Links for you. Science: A New Life for a Deadly Disease You Might Have Been Five Inches Shorter: How child labor made a “race of pygmies” Creature Feature: African eye worm (Loa loa) Professor Norm Matloff’s H-1B Web Page Friends … Continue reading

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From the Samurai exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts: It’s definitely worth seeing.

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Overeating and Sleeplessness

While some people overeat when they’re bored or stressed (stress actually makes me less hungry), a lack of sleep has always been my downfall. Unfortunately, my experience (N = 1) is artisanal data. But scicurious brings some data to bear … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/13

Links for you. Science: Who Can Stop These Adorable Pigs? Voracious. Destructive. Radioactive. Wild boars take over. Picking your nose and eating it may be good for you (TEH SCIENTISMZ!!!) Hormone said to raise insulin lost to diabetes (a long … Continue reading

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A Hypothesis As To Why People Hate Gas Taxes

Gallup recently ran a poll with the following result: When you break it down by demography (unfortunately, there are no crosstabs), what struck me is the economic differences: people who make between $25,000 – $59,000 annually are much more opposed … Continue reading

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Links 4/25/13

Links for you. Kinda light today. Science: Vaccines and the Republican War on Science How Competition Improves DNA Sequencing Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales The STEM-Shortage Myth Other: Here’s how they get you to turn off … Continue reading

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Reinhart-Rogoff in One Picture

Last week, I discussed how the Reinhart-Rogoff paper used to justify austerian policies has as its fundamental flaw piss poor data quality control. I think this photo sums it up nicely: That’s a baby tapir, a relative of the elephants.

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Guess What? Still No STEM Crisis

By way of our far-flung network of correspondents, we discover that there are still too many STEM graduates for STEM jobs: Our examination of the IT labor market, guestworker flows, and the STEM education pipeline finds consistent and clear trends … Continue reading

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Links 4/24/13

Links for you. Science: Animal-rights activists wreak havoc in Milan laboratory (I would like someone to ask animal-rights activists how they would cure mental health diseases. Yeah, didn’t think so) Groupers Use Gestures to Recruit Morays For Hunting Team-Ups Does … Continue reading

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Worn But Still Flying

Observed on Acorn Street, Beacon Hill:

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