Monthly Archives: August 2014

Links 8/31/14

Links for you. Science: A critical reanalysis of the relationship between genomics and well-being The Climate Scientist Who Pioneered Geoengineering Fears It’s About to Blow Up Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later Mysterious Kennewick Man looked Polynesian and … Continue reading

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Rooftop Garden

Observed on Kingman Place, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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All Your Microbiome Are Belong to Platypus: The Perils of Plug-and-Chug Analysis

By way of the Twitterz, we come across this fantastic poster (embiggened version here): To translate from Genomics, to examine the microbiome–the microorganisms that live on or in a certain habitat (e.g., your gut or skin, the surface of your … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/14

Links for you. Science: Information Aversion It’s going to take a lot more ice buckets to fill the NIH funding gap California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections (paper here) Dash of Salt Does No Harm. Extremes Are … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Building in D.C.

And not a ‘cute’ ugly either. Nope, just fugly. I give you (no, take it, really) the Verizon building on 14th Street, Northwest: It’s also very weird: at times, the vents blast cold air. Not sure what that’s about.

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Somehow, I Don’t Think Bipartisanship Is on the Menu

By way of DCist.com, we find this ad from outgoing Republican Congressman Rob Stockman’s office (boldface mine): Personality and ideology are important. Please bring a confident, vigorous intellect and no drama. Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/14

Links for you. Science: Genome Workbench 2.8.0 released Defining the Estimated Core Genome of Bacterial Populations Using a Bayesian Decision Model The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million — Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions … Continue reading

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