Monthly Archives: August 2015

Links 8/31/15

Links for you. Science: Bioinformatics is just like bench science and should be treated as such Over-interpreted epigenetics study of the week Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized Fast genome distance estimation using the MinHash … Continue reading

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Instead of Expanding Metro’s Reach, How About Increasing the Frequency of Trains?

I get that two of the three jurisdictions that ‘govern’ WMATA (commonly called ‘Metro’) are suburban, which leads to Metro being a glorified commuter rail as opposed to a mass transit system. But instead of expanding it even further into … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Transportation

Hurricane Katrina 2005 Links

For relative newcomers to the blog, I’ve been writing this crap since 2004. Originally–pre-ScienceBlogs days–this blog was hosted on Blogger, which, at some point, EATED MY BLOG. Thankfully, the Wayback Machine preserved it. While my efforts to move the posts … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/15

Links for you. Science: Meet Shrek – The Renegade Sheep That Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave 10 Years After Katrina, Will Sacramento Be The Next New Orleans? The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers MERS … Continue reading

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Observed on S Street, between 13th and 14th, Shaw, D.C.:

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Trump Is the Republicans’ Own Fault

I don’t just mean that he’s embracing the politics of the blood (fascist historian Giovanni Gentile’s phrase to describe Mussolini), but also that Republicans had a chance to kill off the issue of immigration entirely–and flubbed it (boldface mine): So … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/15

Links for you. Science: No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day Holocaust trauma: is it epigenetically inherited? Yet another land mine for GMO Golden Rice Want to take flibanserin (Addyi) for low sex drive? … Continue reading

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