Monthly Archives: December 2014

Links 12/31/14

Links for you. Science: Chikungunya Virus Infects More Than 1 Million in Americas (this is a disease we should be freaking out about) Krampus visits Atlanta Hunter-gatherer past shows our fragile bones result from inactivity since invention of farming The … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

Year in Pictures Link Roundup: The Boston Edition

Here are some links to the year in pictures, the Boston version: Hose and Ice Aftermath Algonquin (Nearly) Unplugged My Own Private Pool Pictures From Boston’s Recent Snow Event Bronze Leaf Red Wreaths Dartmouth and Commonwealth

Posted in Boston

The NYPD Slowdown Might Backfire–And That Might Be a Good Thing

For the record, I don’t have any problem with members of municipal unions, including the police, working to rule and protesting what they view is bad policy. In the case of the NYPD, that they erroneously believe that the protests … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Pays?, The Rule of Law | 3 Comments

Links 12/30/14

Links for you. Science: Ebola Should Be Easy to Treat Moving Past Folk Biology Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone The Ants That Conquered the World … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

Need a Belated Christmas Gift For That Special Toddler?

File this under ‘When web scraping goes horribly wrong‘: Probably not the best gift idea… (tip o’the hat to Alex Wild)

Posted in Insects

When Will We Admit We Have ‘Lost’?

Regarding Syraqistan, a while ago, I defined the word insanity as the U.S foreign and military policy establishment (boldface added): Over the last 20 years, every time (with one exception) we have intervened militarily (and airstrikes are an intervention–just ask … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Middle East, Military, Syria

Links 12/29/14

Links for you. Science: Gates’ strict open access policy may have domino effect Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park Addressing Type 2 Diabetes: An Immodest Proposal Is DNA barcoding dead? Cause And Effect: The … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

Midnight Cadillac

Observed at the corner of 21st and R, Dupont Circle, D.C.: The grill:

Posted in Automobiles, DC | 2 Comments

Calls for Violence–And Violence Itself–Are Predictable Outcomes

I’ll start with the mandatory disclaimer, albeit Mad Biologist style: if you think this post is an approval of political violence, you are a fucking moron. But refusing to discuss the origins of violence does not prevent violence from happening. … Continue reading

Posted in Violence | 1 Comment

Links 12/28/14

Links for you. Science: ‘White’ Southerners have more African ancestry than they know The Ethics of Sarcastic Science: Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real. (though … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment