Monthly Archives: September 2013

Links 9/30/13

Links for you. Science: Most C. diff infections are ‘not hospital spread’ Quit smoking, more bacteria will like you How could code review discourage code disclosure? Reviewers with motivation. Jackwads who just Don’t Get It NASA paywalls first papers arising … Continue reading

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NYC Eliminates Homicides For Twenty Months (Cleaning the Air Matters)

This will probably disappear into the ether, but this is good news (boldface mine): On Thursday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that cleaner air is now preventing nearly 800 deaths and 2,000 emergency room visits annually. He was … Continue reading

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The Crumbling Tower of PISA Evaluation

A few weeks ago, the PISA test scores–and the belief that U.S. education is DOOMED!–found their way into what passes for our discourse by way of this NY Times op-ed by economist Richard Gordon: Then there is the poor quality … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/13

Links for you. Science: Researchers find Neandertals, not modern humans, made first bone tools One Nation in Support of Biomedical Research? Obesity: “Little” girls more susceptible? Out of Many, One: Genohub’s One-Stop-Shop for NGS Services New Treatment for Gonorrhea Prevents … Continue reading

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Sometimes the First Take on History Is Wrong

The New York Times, Dec. 20, 1924: Oops.

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Cruz, Winning By Losing, and the Panic of the ‘Centrists’

One of the remarkable things about the looming governmental shutdown and potential default on the global reserve currency is that milquetoast pundits are very hesitantly (and some not so hesitantly) beginning to admit what we few, we Dirty Fucking Hippies … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/13

Links for you. Science: Eagle versus Deer (“Golden eagles are top- of- the- chain carnivorous dinosaurs. If they were bigger they would hunt us…” Hospital disinfectants created drug-resistant Acinetobacter strains Brooklyn Botanic Garden Defends Decision to Suspend Science Program Potential … Continue reading

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Boston Parks Survey

If you live in Boston, the city is asking you to give them a piece of your mind about our parks. The survey is here (and it’s free! Everybody likes free stuff!)

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We Should Pay People What They’re Really Worth

From “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs” (boldface mine): There is a whole class of salaried professionals that, should you meet them at parties and admit that you do something that might be considered interesting (an anthropologist, for example), will … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/13

Links for you. Science: The time to get flu shots is now For Safer Food, Just Add Viruses Scientists Show That Naps Really Are the Best These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You’ll Find on Earth In Bronx … Continue reading

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