Monthly Archives: November 2013

Links 11/30/13

Links for you. Science: Seven Months of Sequestration Already Eroding America’s Research Capabilities 5 Myths of Genomic Medicine Australia’s sea of crimson claws Body blow: How 23andMe brought down the FDA’s wrath 23andme Gets A Nastygram For The Holidays Other: … Continue reading

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At this point, the leaves are mostly dead, but here are some images from Back Bay and Beacon Hill to remind you of a warmer fall:

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How Do We Measure Success in Combatting Antibiotic Resistance?

A recent article describes how China is trying to crack down on its egregious antibiotic misuse: The rise of “suberbugs,” lethal germs that can’t be zapped by most antibiotics, owes particular thanks to China, where antibiotics are handed out like throat … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/13

Links for you. Science: We lack the will to solve antibiotic resistance Why Slather This Spinach Field In Poop? It’s All For Science New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Work for Women Over 176 Pounds The Beastie Boys Did Not Sue … Continue reading

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This Is the Dumbest Tech Idea Ever

And I haven’t forgotten about If this goes through, Congress should just impeach these bozos: The nation’s top telecom regulator will propose allowing passengers to make cell phone calls and use their data plans while on an airplane, officials … Continue reading

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The One Way to Really Fix Education (That No One Wants to Hear)

The post title is a dig–probably an unfair one–and refers to Peter Marber’s recent post, “The four ways to really fix education (that no one wants to hear).” It’s not bad, and I agree with his suggestion to eliminate property … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/13

Happy Hasmonean Liberation Day and a Merry Thanksgiving! Let’s celebrate with some links: The F.D.A. vs. Personal Genetic Testing Hilarious acknowledgement on conference paper! Parrots learn their ‘names’ from their parents, study shows Test Drive SciENcv Taxonomic vandalism and the … Continue reading

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I Know There’s a Prudential Tower Back There Somewhere

Observed on Marlborough Street:

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Translating Basic Research Tools Into Diagnostics

Because we like to snark around here, let’s snark first: Some of the same people who react with horror when parents, who know they’re being irresponsible, still demand an antibiotic to treat a childhood ear infection are the same people … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/13

Links for you. Science: Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad An Unstoppable Anaconda Invasion in Florida? What Slate Got Wrong. Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath Should you do another … Continue reading

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