Monthly Archives: June 2013

Links 6/25/13

Links for you. Science: A Bee Eating Another Bee? US lawmakers seek deep cuts to NASA climate research Scientists Create Long-Lasting Batteries from Wood Trapped in an Underwater Air Bubble for Three Days: Harrison Okene’s shipwreck survival wasn’t a miracle. … Continue reading

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Knocking Down Pre-Clearence in the Voting Rights Act: Underneath It All, It’s Just Cynical Racism

If you haven’t heard by now, the Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 vote essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act’s ability to ‘preclear’ voting changes in certain areas that have a history of racial discrimination. In practice what this … Continue reading

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Vote Markey

(Lobby of the Boston Public Library, Copley Square) If you’re in Massachusetts, there’s another election today, this one for U.S. Senate. For what it’s worth (probably only my vote), the Mad Biologist endorses Ed Markey, the Democrat, for Senate. Markey … Continue reading

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Links 6/24/13

Links for you. Science: Preference for and Discrimination of Paintings by Mice Why the Ethanol Boom Means More E. Coli Burgers Compost Program Could Bring Dangerous Fungus into NYC Homes Academia doesn’t have a PhD problem, it has an attitude … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of It

Observed on the Boston Common: Friends are good to have…

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When the Boston Globe Merged With the New York Times…

…I thought the Globe would still be a local paper. And what that means for local news. As I come out of my grant writing burrow (and its post-grant writing ‘do everything you didn’t do’ annex), there’s a bunch of … Continue reading

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Links 6/23/13

Links for you. Science: The $1000 myth (similar thoughts here) Dog Genetics Spur Scientific Spat Want to stop flu epidemics? Give workers paid sick days Good news! After cancer is cured twice, we now have a cure for Diabetes! Will … Continue reading

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