Monthly Archives: October 2014

Links All Hallows Eve

Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: The Grim Future if Ebola Goes Global How bad is the NIH budget really? Three reasons public health experts think Ebola quarantines are a terrible idea Swiss Approve Ebola Vaccine … Continue reading

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Breakfast Repast

Observed on P Street, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The Question About Ebola Restrictions That Is Still Unanswered

It’s bad enough that healthcare workers who treat Ebola patients in the U.S. are now being stigmatized. In part, this stems from too many state governors and other political figures* caving due to unreasonable fear. But what I don’t get … Continue reading

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Links 10/30/14

Links for you. Science: What Made Women Scarce in Computer Science Courses in the US? Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains In an astonishing and unexpected revival, dubbed the ‘Phoenix Effect’, reefs around the world are returning to life Death … Continue reading

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Nightmare in Georgetown

Observed at the corner of 31st and Q Streets, Georgetown, D.C.: Not so scary from a distance: All-knowing, all-seeing:

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Some Thoughts on De Facto Ebola Quarantines

With Ebolamania in full swing, a phrase that has really bothered me is ‘understandable fear’, because most of the Ebola-related fears are not understandable at all. Here’s an example of understandable fear. You’re on the subway, and the guy next … Continue reading

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Links 10/29/14

Links for you. Science: A Poop Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 Every Day Salamander Shindig Appears On Front Doorstep, Shocks Homeowner How the Right-Wing Media Smeared a Science Project Bowling Alone Public transit does spread diseases. But Ebola … Continue reading

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Church of Hard Times

Observed at the corner of 12th and Q Streets, Logan Circle, D.C.: Panning out:

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Dear D.C. Council, Getting People to Clear Their Sidewalks Isn’t Hard

The D.C. Council is trying to figure out how to make people shovel their sidewalks after it snows. While this might seem ridiculous in D.C., it does snow here, and about half of city residents walk partially (mass transit) or … Continue reading

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Links 10/28/14

Links for you. Science: Barnacle goose freefall Ebola Has Come to New York. Here Are 6 Reasons Not to Freak Out, According to an Expert US midterm elections offer little hope for science: November vote is unlikely to break a … Continue reading

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