Links 1/24/15

Links for you. Science:

A one-grant limit: NIH institute puts squeeze on flush investigators (seems like this policy, if it doesn’t allow some overlap will cause a lot of lab techs to lose their jobs)
When the rats are away, Galapagos tortoises can play
The secret to curing West Africa from Ebola is no secret at all
Why is diagnosing ear infections so hard?
K-means clustering is not a free lunch

Other:

Rand Paul’s back hurts. My heart bleeds. (excellent)
Boston Mayor Fires I-93 Protester
Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others
Brad DeLong and the true nature of neoclassical economics
Affluenza
State’s steps to control HIV seen as model for nation
Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”
Mark Wahlberg, Penance and Pardons (though we should treat all felons who have done their time more leniently)
Piketty’s response to Mankiw et al.: “and some consume academics.”
Obama’s new tax plan would go straight after Mitt Romney’s money
Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone. Parents, We All Need to Fight Back.
Hating Good Government
Dupont Underground Seeks Success in a Space Haunted by Failure
Quite Simply, a Masterpiece
Were poor people to blame for the housing crisis?
Eric Holder Ends Horrible Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

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3 Responses to Links 1/24/15

  1. Joe Shelby says:

    Re: the last one on Holder, Ed over at Dispatches has read some follow-up and found that the detailed wording actually still leaves a LOT of loopholes. It comes nowhere close to actually ending the policy.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Concerned that chikungunya virus is a serious threat but not getting enough publicity? Time for a celebrity endorsement.
    Lindsay Lohan Poses in Her Underwear and Jokes About Untreatable Illness

  3. onkelbob says:

    re: NIGMS restrictions. The mission of the NIH is not as a job security program for those in science, it’s to further science. Too many”big” labs are draining resources as it is; I agree with, and encourage the policy to be extended to other institutes.

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