Monthly Archives: April 2015

Links 4/30/15

Links for you. Science: U.S. Maps Pinpoint Earthquakes Linked to Quest for Oil and Gas Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-lactams versus Vancomycin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections among 122 Hospitals Consider the Sponge Newly discovered frog species looks … Continue reading

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Pedal Drop

Observed at Tudor House, Georgetown, D.C.:

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What Does “Human Antibiotics” Mean?

Because, like Honey Badger, bacteria just don’t give a shit what they’re called. Recently, Tyson Food, the largest U.S. poultry producer, announced they’re changing their antibiotic use policies (boldface mine): Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) said today it is striving … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/15

Links for you. Science: Will work for food: How volunteer “opportunities” exploit early-career scientists New perspectives on how ecological communities are assembled Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequencing Complete – Is De-Extinction Next? (paper here) Genome study reveals lonely end for the … Continue reading

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A Baltimore Intersection to Avoid

Noted without further comment:

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When Corruption and Race Collide

A while ago, I argued that racism and corruption are inseparable–when you find one, the other will follow: In my experience, bigoted and racist local governments are usually the most corrupt: you can’t decide that laws will be applied unequally … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/15

Links for you. Science: The Rat Paths of New York: How the city’s animals get where they’re going. Editing Human Embryos: So This Happened Out of Favor With House GOP More Bad News About The Lionfish Invasion (Happy Earth Day?) … Continue reading

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Disheveled

Unlike most yards in Dupont Circle, this one on 16th Street, between T and U, isn’t perfectly manicured (by a long shot), but somehow it ends up looking interesting, if unkempt:

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Data Presentation Matters: A Partial Solution to the Reproducibility Crisis

There’s a very good, open access article, “Beyond Bar and Line Graphs: Time for a New Data Presentation Paradigm“, making the rounds. Fig. 1 (.tiff) pretty much sums up the key point: Fig 1. Many different datasets can lead to … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/15

Links for you. Science: Simple Rules for Healthy Eating Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science (also read this) Academia no more. Why there are still far too few women in STEM Spitting cobras Other: The Asshole Factory: Our economy doesn’t … Continue reading

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