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Links for you. Science:

Hidden bonus from vaccination: Immunization against pneumococcus in Africa also reduces levels of antibiotic resistance.
Cheap and compact medical testing
Why Vaccine and GMO Denial Should be Treated Equally
How to Transition from Excel to R: An Intro to R for Microsoft Excel Users


The Trucking Industry Needs More Drivers. Maybe It Needs to Pay More.
Diasporic Politics Boomerang
In One Month, The Chesapeake Bay’s ‘Most Critical’ Pollution Issue Could Be Unsolvable
No one is paying for my birth control but me.
Emptywheel speak, New York Times listen
Doing Dumb Things With Black Mambas
Colbert Goes Off On Donald Trump’s Comments About Ebola-Stricken Doctors
Who Are the Yazidi?
Women Stoned To Death In Syria For Adultery
Christian broadcaster: Ebola could cleanse US of atheists, gay people, and sluts
A Cathedral Under Siege: Two Development Projects Threaten the Grand Canyon
The curious grammar of police shootings
Middle East Diary – 8 August 2014
I can hear after 20 years. After two decades of deafness, Sophie Woolley’s life was transformed after an implant: she was back in the ‘hearing gang’. So why did she feel so angry?

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