Monthly Archives: August 2014

Next Time, Just Spit in the Food

The fast food chain Jimmy John’s doesn’t realize how fortunate they are (boldface mine): The government is ordering a Jimmy John’s franchisee to rehire workers who were fired after putting up posters suggesting that the people making customers’ sandwiches could … Continue reading

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This Is What a Real ‘Sharing Economy’ Looks Like

From Boston’s North End (boldface mine): Have you ever circled around the North End neighborhood looking for a parking spot? Ever have your car towed due to street cleaning? A new App designed by a North End resident aims to … Continue reading

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Links 8/27/14

Links for you. Science: You came so close, Nature Editorial staff. (excellent) On Genetics and Human Behavioral Biology Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster Velella velellas Other: The Boy In The Street (must-read) Ferguson needs the empathy … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church

Observed at the corner of Dumbarton Rd. and 27th Street, West End, D.C.: It was founded in 1882, so I imagine there weren’t any SUVs around: More stained glass:

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Why School Teachers Need Tenure

Keep in mind, teacher tenure only means that a teacher can’t be fired at will, not that he or she can’t be fired. As a recent scandal resulting in the firing of three school administrators at the elite Boston Latin … Continue reading

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Links 8/26/14

Links for you. Science: Let’s Not Talk About Sex What Makes People Look Like Their Pets? The eyes are a window to the ego. The Problem with G.M.O. Labels African elephant numbers collapsing: Long-awaited study suggests that many of the … Continue reading

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Your Shoes Are Very Safe

Observed on P Street, Northwest D.C.:

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Traffic Tickets As a Regressive Tax That Targets Poor Minorities

If you haven’t heard by now, the fine city of Ferguson, MO generates one quarter of its tax revenue from traffic tickets. Here’s one awful thing–well-to-do people can buy their way out (boldface mine): Because Missouri works on a point … Continue reading

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Links 8/25/14

Links for you. Science: Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism (must-read) Echoes of the Past: Hereditarianism and A Troublesome Inheritance Blood Test That Allegedly Predicts Suicide Risk Only Looks Promising in the Media, Not in Science Why States … Continue reading

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Urban Idyll

Observed at Tudor Place, Georgetown, D.C.:

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