Monthly Archives: November 2014

Links 11/30/14

Links for you. Science: Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space Our Cats, Ourselves The Problem With Prostate Screening A test that fails A Congressman Has Named A Climate Change Denial Theory After Himself Other: Wisconsin police deploy armored vehicle … Continue reading

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Blue Door

Observed on R Street, between 21st and 22nd, Northwest D.C.:

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We Are Still Collectively Losing Our Sh-t Over 9/11

From Gallup, we find these public opinion poll results: Let’s leave aside the observation that if crime were to be worse that year than the previous for many years, we would be in a sci-fi dystopia at this point. It’s … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/14

Links for you. Science: Publisher discovers 50 papers accepted based on fake peer reviews A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs No Tech Worker Shortage, No STEM Crisis Clues to Bees’ History, Tucked Away in Drawers Unearthed: Thanks to science, we … Continue reading

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Voice of America

Observed on the Voice of America Building, D.C.:

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Obamacare: Better Than Is Not the Same As Good Enough

Five years ago, when very bright people were extolling the virtues of Massachusetts’ Romneycare (the guide to Obama’s ACA), I noted that people wouldn’t be able to afford good healthcare: Because most humans, as opposed to MIT economists, would think, … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/14

Links for you. Science: The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems The Importance and Neglect of Variation – part 1 The hype cycle starts again Black Swans, Frankenfoods and Disaster Fairy Tales An investigation of … Continue reading

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Federal Holiday

Thanksgiving Day at the corner of Washington and Independence Avenues, Capitol Hill, D.C.:

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The Rightwing War on the Census Rolls On

For those of you not who don’t occasionally dive into the nether regions of the conservative movement, over the last decade, there has been a rightwing assault on the Census. No, really: By now, you might have heard about the … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/14

Gut Yontif! Let’s celebrate with some links! Science: Today in #Ebolanoia: W. African girls suspected of Ebola in Ohio have flu ‘Disastrous’ health campaign feeds Pakistan’s worrying polio spike African Bats: Conservation in the Time of Ebola The Excrement Experiment: … Continue reading

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