Monthly Archives: July 2015

Links 7/31/15

Links for you. Science: Soil-Dwelling Fungus Rode Joplin Tornado to Unexpected Human Home Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth (no Olympian should run the risk of hepatitis. Insane) Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain sight … Continue reading

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We’ll See If WMATA Can Deliver

For the past few weeks, the Dupont Circle Metro station has had no cooling ventilation at all (it broke. Surprising,I know). It’s hotter than hell down there, and it’s cooler outside the station than in it. Rather than succumbing to … Continue reading

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Antiracism and Action

John McWhorter, in “Antiracism, Our Flawed National Religion“, makes a very good point (boldface mine): For example, in the “Conversation” about race that we are so often told we need to have, the tacit idea is that black people will … Continue reading

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Links 7/30/15

Links for you. Science: Gilead’s Greed That Kills Clallam’s measles outbreak price tag comes in at $223,223 Your online advice is rubbish if I can’t read your CV!!! Science: D.C. Is Literally Sinking No Brainer. Other: There’s a New Planned … Continue reading

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Hidden Shadow

Observed near Dupont Circle, D.C. (this isn’t some weird lens trick; there was a shadow up there):

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Clinton Needs To Be Questioned Very Hard on Social Security

I think Lambert Strether is absolutely right–we need to follow the money. Because Hillary Clinton’s call for GRAs (guaranteed retirement accounts) is very troubling–though not for her bundlers and heavy hitter donors (boldface mine): Check out this beat sweetener for … Continue reading

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Links 7/29/15

Links for you. Science: ‘It’s like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald’s’ Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high (what this doesn’t discuss is the fate of wild polinators) Maybe he’s unhappy that a traveling exhibit … Continue reading

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Capital Checkers

Observed on S Street, between 8th and 9th, Shaw, D.C.: Typo? We report, you decide:

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Police Violence As a Failure of Representative Democracy

Unfortunately, given the number of police-related killings, it’s always a good time to discuss police violence. A while ago, in the context of a jaywalking crackdown in Los Angeles, I noted: What I do not understand is who exactly decided … Continue reading

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Links 7/28/15

Links for you. Science: One big myth about medicine: We know how drugs work When the Cat Comes Back, With Prey Why it is misleading to compare exoplanet Kepler-452b to Earth Discovery in Israel pushes back dawn of agriculture to … Continue reading

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