Links 2/3/15

Links for you. Science:

Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t
Supporting Those Who Go to Fight Ebola
Sweeping plan to revamp biomedical innovation includes controversial ideas for NIH
Not your average technician: Research relies on unsung heroes working behind the scenes — and some of them have rather unusual jobs.
How a black kid who grew up in the segregated South became a barefisted biologist
Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral


What Chris Christie gets wrong about vaccine deniers (excellent, and probably not what you think the post is about)
It Costs $21,000 More to Ignore the Homeless Than It Does to Give Them a Home
The Adult Snow Day Is Dying, and That’s Sad (yes, it is)
Indisputable proof that prosecutors and politicians are penalized when they hold police accountable
My fake college syllabus
Bed-And-Breakfasts Are Stupid
Blizzard cut Massachusetts carbon emissions by 32%
Mondo Cuomo: Andrew’s Very Bad, Terrible Month
Studies Reveal So-Called ‘Racially Progressive’ White Millennials Are Not So Different From the Racist Generations That Came Before Them
How Wall Street Killed Entrepreneurs
Email From US Special Forces Veteran; 500 US Blackwater Mercenaries in Ukraine? US Backs Ukrainian Neo-Nazis
From blogofascism to PC Police. It’s always something.
The truth about “political correctness” is that it doesn’t actually exist
What’s Wrong (and Right) in Jonathan Chait’s Anti-P.C. Screed
I don’t know what to do, you guys (though this is a good rejoinder)
Metro Trip Planner can be unreliable for planning weekend excursions
Even the Secretary of State has to shovel his sidewalk in Boston

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2 Responses to Links 2/3/15

  1. AndrewD says:

    An addition for your Linky thing:-
    P.Z.’s suggestion that state Governers should run two states is quite a good one for those states which are small or poorly populated.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    ‘Bogus’ Herbal Supplements Fail Ingredient Test: Investigation

    An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office alleges that some store-brand herbal supplements sold in New York by Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC are “bogus” – in that they “could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or … were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels.” Some the ingredients that were detected include mustard and powdered rice…

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