Monthly Archives: July 2014

Links 7/31/14

Links for you. Science: Feral cats are an invasive species The Forgotten Woman Who Made Microbiology Possible A scientist sets an example for the church Poisoned Planet Other: The sky has been falling since 1990 Honesty, Sass, and Public Ed … Continue reading

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Carl Lutz Lived Here

Not exactly fantastic digs on Corcoran St., between 18th and 19th, NW D.C.: But he did some very good things: Well done, Ambassador.

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Education ‘Reform’ Seriously: Because Their Science Sucks

Yes, it’s a brutal charge, but, sadly, it’s true. Economist Moshe Adler (who has also written an excellent book Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science That Makes Life Dismal) has squared off against Raj Chetty et alia, … Continue reading

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Links 7/30/14

Links for you. Science: Just Because People Keep Asking… The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo (the second picture is amazing) A world without … Continue reading

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Silenced George

Observed at the corner of 15th and U Streets, Northwest D.C.:

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Working Class Vote Edition

Admittedly, Democratic politicians and political operatives almost uniformly fell out of the stupid tree and banged their heads on every damn branch on the way down, but one might think that even for these hapless fools enlightened naked self-interest would … Continue reading

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Links 7/29/14

Links for you. Science: Why I like Frequentism 23andMe Tries to Woo the FDA: The DNA testing firm hopes a more coöperative approach with regulators will get its business back on track Salmonella’s Favorite Food Could Be Its Achilles’ Heel … Continue reading

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A Failure of Governance

While conservatives love to go on and on when government fails at governance, as we continue to deregulate and outsource, corporate governance–the ability of corporations to govern–by default, will become more important (boldface mine): But a far bigger nuisance is … Continue reading

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Yes, Curriculum and Pedagogy Matter (Maybe)

This week’s NY Times Magazine has an article “Why Do Americans Stink at Math” that breathlessly focuses on the need for changing how we teach math and what math we teach–that is, pedagogy and curriculum. While the article, perhaps so … Continue reading

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Links 7/28/14

Links for you. Science: Why NGOs can’t be trusted on GMOs Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight Scientific Misbehavior in Economics: Unacceptable research practice linked to perceived pressure to publish. How a solar storm two years … Continue reading

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