Monthly Archives: April 2013

Links 4/28/13

Links for you. Science: What Might Knock Illumina Off Its Perch? Why the Tropics are an evolutionary hotbed Really, why shouldn’t we leave US science in the hands of a conservative tea party lawyer? Forest ecology: Splinters of the Amazon … Continue reading

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Let’s Save the Post Office

There’s a good petition to save the U.S. Post Office–as I’ve discussed before, most of its financial problems stem from Congress’ ridiculous requirement that it provide 75 years of retirement benefits in ten years. Worse, USPS has probably paid $50 … Continue reading

Posted in You've Got Mail But Not For Long!

Money Should Never Be a Rate-Limiting Resource

Dean Baker: One could also add that the sequester is throwing around 600,000 people out of work according to the Congressional Budget Office. These are people who have the necessary skills to fill jobs in the economy but who will … Continue reading

Posted in Economics

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.

Posted in Boston, Museums etc.

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

Posted in Food, Obesity | 1 Comment

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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