Monthly Archives: June 2014

Links 6/26/14

Links for you. Science: A Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom Death by Fungus Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners A World Cup Visitor: Polio from Africa in Brazil Other: In­side the … Continue reading

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The Cairo Building, at Q Street between 16th and 17th, Northwest D.C.: The grand view: Gargoyle:

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The Mad Biologist’s Rules of Bioinformatics

Just some random observations, most of them snarky, that I’ve made over the last decade: 1. The server will always go down when you need it the most. Pretty self-explanatory. 2. The documentation is always no more than 95 percent … Continue reading

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Links 6/25/14

Links for you. Science: Obama’s planning to create the world’s largest ocean reserve. It’s bigger than Alaska Natural History is Dying, and We Are All the Losers (excellent) Physicists Should Stop Saying Silly Things about Philosophy White House commits to … Continue reading

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Why Counting Coup Over the Iraq War Matters

Despite some pundits claiming that we should let bygones be bygones when it comes to fail Iraq punditry and policy, Reed Richardson lays out why we need to remember who got it right and who got it wrong: One measure … Continue reading

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Links 6/24/14

Links for you. Science: Uprooting researchers can drive them out of science (must-read) I Am So Tempted to Say that These European Crows Are Racists Ebola In West Africa Is ‘Totally Out Of Control,’ Medical Group Says 23andMe Seeks FDA … Continue reading

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Face, Lift

Observed at the corner of 17th and Corcoran Streets, Adams-Morgan, D.C.:

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Dear Erick Erickson, I Pee Standing Up

I’m pretty certain you didn’t want to know that… Anyway, at this point, movement conservatism can only be thought of as a mass communicable psychotic break (boldface mine): The White House said the decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark … Continue reading

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Links 6/23/14

Links for you. Science: The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement Pig business: Can mega-farming become more humane? Would Fred Sanger Get Funded Today? Universities ‘get poor value’ from academic … Continue reading

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Long Distance (From DC) Thoughts on the Accidental Genius of Boston’s Public School Lottery

Washington DC is rethinking its school boundary policies that determine which schools students might be able to attend. Unlike Boston’s current plan, where students can choose from the six ‘closest’ schools-but two of those ‘closest’ schools must be of high … Continue reading

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