Links for you. Science:
NCBI/CDC/FDA/USDA collaboration using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to improve food safety is honored with an HHSinnovates award
Resistant ‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Increase Fivefold in Southeastern U.S. (good links at the end about mortality due to CRE)
The Rise and Fall of PLOS ONE’s Impact Factor (2012 = 3.730)
Suspend Work, Close Most High-Level Biosafety Labs, Experts Say
The Last Stand for the Middle Class Is Taking Place in a Parking Lot in Massachusetts (must-read)
They Drift Apart (excellent)
Politics Stall Antibiotics Ban in Congress: Congress’ only microbiologist has introduced a bill to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in livestock, but it has never made it to the floor for a vote.
Bob Beckel spews the word “slut”, accidentally makes the subtext text at Fox News
Another Challenge of Parenting While Poor: Wealthy Judges. A Connecticut public defender shares his experiences with justices who are often out of touch with poverty’s challenges.
Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child. Radio exchange contradicts army version of Gaza killing
In an Alarming Move, Activists Are Trying to Shut Down a Clinic Over Birth Control:A new Planned Parenthood affiliate in Minnesota doesn’t even provide abortions, but that hasn’t stopped protesters from trying to get rid of it.
Let ‘em go
Listen Up, America: It’s Time to Start Making Mass Transit Free! Though it might seem counterintuitive, city governments have much to gain by letting riders off the hook.
Mike the Mad Biologist — Republican Rep. Paul Ryan Wants to Create Massive Government Bureaucracy