Monthly Archives: January 2015

Links 1/31/15

Links for you. Science: A Bug in the System: Why last night’s chicken made you sick. (must-read) Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated Antibiotics help spread malaria This fish lived in peace for 70 million … Continue reading

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Forest Green

Observed on 12th Street between S and T, Shaw, D.C.:

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Why Did the FBI Never Follow Up on Attempts to Murder Occupy Protestors?

Well, if you’re a cynic, I suppose the question answers itself–our internal security forces exist to maintain the existing order, not to protect our civil liberties. But this is very disturbing (boldface mine): Interestingly, one document obtained by PCJ from … Continue reading

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Links 1/30/15

Links for you. Science: Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In Deflategate: The Final Chapter NIH awards $3MM Grant to Develop Rapid Diagnostic Test for Lyme Disease Is redoing scientific research the best way … Continue reading

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Militarism Is This Unpopular?

By way of Matthew DiCarlo, we find these very interesting data about who should and should not be a teacher: In a country that constantly ‘honors its troops’ (even as it too often doesn’t really support them), approves of torture, … Continue reading

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Does Kumbaya As Public Health Policy Work?

A couple of days ago, I wound up in a Twitter discussion (or whatever it should be called) about an article suggesting people who refuse to vaccinate should be sued. There was some back and forth, but ultimately I’m convinced–and … Continue reading

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Links 1/29/15

Links for you. Science: Parachuting Beavers Into Idaho’s Wilderness? Yes, It Really Happened This lizard looks like he’s just hatched a plan to take over the world Though a leader in biotech, not all firms flocking to Boston Why women … Continue reading

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Cuomo: Still Not Looking Presidential

Between New York Governor Mario Cuomo overreacting by shutting down the New York City subways due to the Great Blizzard, even though traveling during snowstorms was one of the reasons the trains were put underground (we’ll civilly ignore the inconvenient … Continue reading

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High Quality Bacterial Genomes Are About to Get Cheaper

I think. This seems like good news from PacBio (boldface mine): With regard to sequencing runs, as was the case in the previous three years, we expect to deliver another ~4-fold increase in throughput, reaching >4 Gb of data per … Continue reading

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Links 1/28/15

Links for you. Science: Excellent observation on only funding the absolutely most amazing science JPM Wrap-Up No, You Shouldn’t Let Fears of a Scary Nervous System Disease Stop You From Getting a Flu Shot Ebola’s Possible Future as an Endemic … Continue reading

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