Monthly Archives: April 2014

Links 4/30/14

Links for you. Science: Nobody Hates Software More Than Software Developers Pilot study suggests ways to widen access to fecal transplants for C. diff infections An Introduction To Applied Bioinformatics (seems useful) What Your Poop Is Trying to Tell You … Continue reading

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Rightwing Mobs Set Up Armed Checkpoints in Nevada

It’s safe to say that the right is no longer playing at insurrection, but is actually denying other citizens their right to free assembly (boldface mine): A Democratic congressman from Nevada said in a letter this week that his constituents … Continue reading

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The Reality Gap: The Heartland Faith-Tank Edition

So Ezra Klein at Vox wrote a post recently asking “What’s the liberal equivalent of climate denial?” Well, there really isn’t one. It’s not that there aren’t liberals or even liberal organization that believe daffy, unhinged things; there are. But … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/14

Links for you. Science: The diagnosis of infectious diseases by whole genome next generation sequencing: a new era is opening Overfishing has wiped out 96 percent of Pacific bluefin tuna Baby Lobsters Are Disappearing, And Warming Oceans May Be To … Continue reading

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My Commenters Are Smarter Than I Am: The Salad Delivery Drone Edition

In response to “The Internet of Boring Things“, becca describes a brilliant startup bidness concept: Boring? Are you kidding? I have been trying to figure out why no one is using all this data mining to sell me a service … Continue reading

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When Epidemiology Conflicts With Rapid Diagnosis: Whither/Wither Clinical Genomics?

What Scary Disease Lady (aka ‘Maryn McKenna’) wrote a couple of weeks ago about the clinical shift from culturing microorganisms to rapid diagnosis that removes the need to grow the disease-causing critter is very important (boldface mine): To get diagnoses … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/14

Links for you. Science: Austria’s Ahead-of-Its-Time Institute That Was Lost to Nazis Sailfish Use Inescapable Face- Swords to Wound, Then Kill Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces? Doctors flunk quiz on screening-test math … Continue reading

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More Weird Things Found on Back Bay Fences

Consider this part of our ongoing series of ‘weird stuff people leave on fences in Back Bay.’ Observed on Commonwealth Ave.:

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The Freedom to Intimidate Your Fellow Citizens

From the Great State of Georgia (boldface mine): A Georgia man panicked parents and children at a local park and baseball field by randomly walking around and displaying his gun to anyone he encountered in the parking lot. According to … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/14

Links for you. Science: Gal Science: Stop Being Terrified of Chemicals Ancient DNA Offers Clues To How Barnyard Chickens Came To Be Why Fortran Lives ‘Don’t worry, I’m not contagious’ – and other microbiological delusions: As the cold season dribbles … Continue reading

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