Monthly Archives: October 2015

Links All Hallows Eve

Happy Hallow’een! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: In Ancient DNA, Evidence of Plague Much Earlier Than Previously Known Bronze Age skeletons were earliest plague victims The Well Flu Quiz Doctors, Not Parents, Are The Biggest Obstacle To The HPV … Continue reading

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Adams Family

So there’s this house on Q Street NW, between 14th and 15th with a fountain that always has Barbie dolls in it. Not really sure what that’s about, but it appears they’re celebrating Halloween:

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Why Republicans Fear Planned Parenthood

I have no doubt that a fair number of Republicans truly view Planned Parenthood as a vile organization that kidnaps pregnant women, aborts their fetuses against their will, and sells the body parts for profit. But the smarter ones realize … Continue reading

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Links 10/30/15

Links for you. Science: Mysterious oak leaf itch mite leaves its tiny bite mark across lower Plains Recombination produces coherent bacterial species clusters in both core and accessory genomes Why These Moose are Butting Heads on a Suburban Street Bacteriophages … Continue reading

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Bartholi Park

Bartholi Park, U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

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The Judean People’s Front Microbiome Initiative

Or is it the People’s Front of Judea’s Microbiome Initiative? All kidding aside, we learn, by way of Ed Yong, about two proposed initiatives to support microbiome research: the Unified Microbiome Initiative (UMI) and the International Microbiome Initiative (IMI). I … Continue reading

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Links 10/29/15

Links for you. Science: Avoiding the flu shot means you’re risking a lot more than you think What first case of sexually transmitted Ebola means for public health The Beetle That Eavesdrops on an Ant’s Secret Language Court to decide … Continue reading

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Theranos Should Learn From 23andMe

A couple of years ago, when the DNA personal testing company 23andMe inexplicably ignored numerous requests, I was completely flabbergasted by 23andMe’s behavior: I’m not always a big fan of the FDA (they still haven’t really figured out how to … Continue reading

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Some NAEP Thoughts

The NAEP (The National Assessment of Educational Progress) released the 2015 scores, and, surprisingly, the ensuing discussion was calm and supported with rigorous data-analysis. HA HA! I make the funny! Not so much, but that’s not what this post is … Continue reading

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Links 10/28/15

Links for you. Science: Why We Don’t Have A Cure For The Common Cold A Linguistic Comparison of Letters of Recommendation for Male and Female Chemistry and Biochemistry Job Applicants Gamblers, Scientists and the Mysterious Hot Hand Staphylococcus haemolyticus – … Continue reading

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