Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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Not Sure How You Forget This

Seems kinda important and hard to miss (observed at 65 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay, Boston):

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It’s Never Too Early to Teach Kids to Hate Learning: The Elwood, NY Edition

I’ve written before about how we are inflicting high-stakes testing on small children, to their detriment. Now we note this letter from the Elwood, NY Public Schools (if the picture isn’t clear, text follows): The letter to kindergarten parents and … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/14

Links for you. Science: Brutal honesty: Author takes to PubPeer to announce retraction — and tells us she’ll lose PhD, professorship How Does IQ Relate to Personality? Left Behind—Will Proposed Rules in Scholarly Publishing Leave Behind a Population of Researchers? … Continue reading

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Sedum rupestre, observed at the U.S. Botanical Garden, Washington, D.C.:

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