Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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One thing about plants that’s easy to forget is that much of the plant–the biomass–is underground. An exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens highlights the importance and size of roots. Here are some grasses, with their root systems intact: Those … Continue reading

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Links 3/27/15

Links for you. Science: Hopeful results in antibiotics reduction: The annual report on antibiotic resistance 
and the use of antibiotics in livestock shows encouraging results: resistance is decreasing. But we need to stay alert, says Dik Mevius. Battle Over Science … Continue reading

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Metrics Matter: The Road Congestion Edition

From the Commonwealth of Virginia, we read the following (boldface mine): But the Virginia General Assembly requires NVTA to prioritize projects that reduce road congestion. Before NVTA can fund any projects, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has to run … Continue reading

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Links 3/26/15

Links for you. Science: It’s time to reboot bioinformatics education Why Don’t Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We do)? Rethinking the brain: Critics of the European Human Brain Project were justified, says an independent report on the project. Both … Continue reading

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