Monthly Archives: March 2015

Links 3/31/15

Links for you. Science: Defending Darwin: I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach. (excellent) Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland: Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical … Continue reading

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Observed on 16th Street, between P and Q, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Being VAMbushed By Weapons of Math Destruction

There’s some very interesting public testimony by Luke Flynt, a Florida English teacher. At the end of the post, I’ve included the video–it’s short and very clear (maybe because Flynt is a professional teacher. Just saying). But his testimony about … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/15

Links for you. Science: Treponema are not “ancient” but absence from some human’s guts is very interesting The cost of sequencing is still going down A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared? Not so fast, FastTree Are … Continue reading

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But How Did the South Afford Air Conditioning?

This weekend, Paul Krugman argued that the South grew largely due to air conditioning. While that probably played a role (though it shouldn’t be overestimated), it’s odd that he ignores the massive Keynesian stimulus the South received–and continues to receive. … Continue reading

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Why Did Obama Even Give Robert Kagan the Time of Day?

As opposed to telling that horribly wrong warmonger to go fuck himself? From Robert Parry, who years ago broke much of the Iran-Contra story (boldface mine): Prominent neocons, including Nuland’s husband Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the Project for the … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/15

Links for you. Science: The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers Report: D.C. Has One Of The Highest STD Rates In The Country (we’re number 1! Actually, it’s a bit apples & oranges) … Continue reading

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The Governor Pence Scandal No One Is Talking About

It really hasn’t been a great week for the state of Indiana, with the worst hit being the signing of ‘right’ to discriminate (against gays) legislation. But what’s lost in all of that is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/15

Links for you. Science: ‘Monster salamanders’ found in fossilised mass grave When Data Sharing Gets Close to 100%: What Human Paleogenetics Can Teach the Open Science Movement Multivariate and Phylogenetic Analyses Assessing the Response of Bacterial Mat Communities from an … Continue reading

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TPP: A Tea Party Test

With recent revelations of about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (‘TPP’)–it would allow corporations to sue governments through tribunals in order to overturn domestic laws–it’s interesting that most of the coverage of opposition to the TPP has focused on the … Continue reading

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