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

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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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With Mambo Sauce

Observed in the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.: More about Chuck Brown here.

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D.C. Still Has No Idea How to Clear Sidewalks

I realize it’s August, so most people aren’t thinking about shoveling snow, but D.C. has recently passed a snow removal bill (boldface mine): For the first time since 1922, D.C. is moving to put teeth into its law requiring that … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/15

Links for you. Science: US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, Says He Has No Regrets About Saying Gun Violence Is Public Health Issue An angry (?) koala (anyone know anything about koala behavior?) Following criticism, PLOS removes blog defending scrutiny of … Continue reading

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