Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pink Elephant, Ears

Observed on Hillyer Place NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The Science of Scarcity?

While they seem to have receded somewhat, a couple of years ago, there were quite a few arguments about the fundamentals of economics (especially macroeconomics) and how to teach them. As an outsider, one thing that struck me as odd … Continue reading

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Links 9/26/15

Links for you. Science: The Human Cost of a Misleading Drug-Safety Study Availability of lab space in Boston area falls to all-time low “We’re still dealing with autism like it’s this wacky historical aberration”: Steve Silberman on the truth about … Continue reading

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Red Brick, Old and New

Observed on S Street, between 15th and 16th NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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How To Survive the DC Metro

While this was written for the Pope’s visit, since the fall ‘marching season’ will be upon us shortly in D.C., this might be useful to visitors: So we figured this is a good time to gather some Metro-related tips for … Continue reading

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Links 9/25/15

Links for you. Science: Not Up for Debate: The Science Behind Vaccination Is Homo naledi just a primitive version of Homo erectus? (must-read; accessible to non-scientists) Antibiotic Resistance Getting Worse Globally, But Fixes Could Be Simple Drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak sparks … Continue reading

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Stead Park Mural

Observed at Stead Park, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Remediation In the Era of PARCC Exams

From Politico‘s morning roundup (boldface mine): Critics say the Ohio State Board of Education is practicing some fuzzy math on the Common Core, having voted earlier this week to depart from general benchmarks on the PARCC exam. Students who are … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Funding

Links 9/24/15

Links for you. Science: Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help What can infection control learn from aviation safety? CDC: Flu vaccine should be more effective this year What Happens When You Get Your Period In … Continue reading

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First A Gong Kasr…

…now this at 13th and Q Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C. (this is what “Gong Kasr” refers to): A fuzzy close-up:

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