Monthly Archives: August 2013

Links 8/31/13

Links for you. Science: The Imperial Cocktail: How the gin and tonic became the British Empire’s secret weapon. The Inside Story Of The World’s Biggest ‘Battery’ And The Future Of Renewable Energy It’s an Odd Job Public health in action: … Continue reading

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Baby Got Back

Observed on the Green Line, Boston:

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Why We Still Have College Adminstrations That Are Soft on Rape

In this story about USC’s mislabeling sexual assault to keep their campus rape numbers low, this part floored me: Reed said she was told by Raquel Torres-Retana, student judicial affairs and community standards director, that the university had difficulty taking … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/13

Links for you. Science: You may not compare microbiology to gardening. Loneliness Is Deadly: Social isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized. Math Experts Split the Check (funny) The Attack of the Giant Water Bug Golden … Continue reading

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Weekend Homework Assignment: “Academy Fight Song”

Usually, I put this kind thing in the links roundups, but Thomas Frank nails what’s wrong with academia. Here’s a taste: The disaster that the university has proceeded to inflict on the youth of America, I submit, is the direct … Continue reading

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Devil Take the Hindmost as Public Policy: The War on the Blind

This is why friends don’t let friends vote for Republican governors and legislators (boldface mine): A service used by about 3,000 blind people in Michigan to access newspapers and magazines is to be shut off this week because the state … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/13

Links for you. Science: Lab equipment for cheap — if you don’t mind dents ACADEMIC SCIENCE – FEELING BOXED IN? Uncertainties in Assembly: Communicating and Managing the Truth About Our Data New Mass. sales tax angers, confuses tech firms The … Continue reading

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Fog Rolls Into the Public Garden

From yesterday’s Fogageddon in Boston–that’s fog, not smoke (Public Garden): Some contrast fahr ya:

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Yes, Vaccination Still Has a Slight Rightwing Bias

As annoying as the ‘get back to Nature’ anti-vaxxers crowd can be–the ones who apparently have chosen the tapeworm as their spirit guide–never underestimate the ability of the constant, unyielding paranoia of the psychiatric* wing of the conservative movement. Consider … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/13

Links for you. Science: Ant Hunting in a Rare Illinois Sand Prairie This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers Why Doesn’t NASA Just Look for Life? Why GMO Food Opponents Shouldn’t Freak Out About Cauliflower Virus DNA … Continue reading

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