Links 10/11/15

Links for you. Science:

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way.
Deadlier than Darth: Death by worm-star
What if everything your doctor told you about breast cancer was wrong? (I’m curious to read what the doctors I follow will write about this)
Scientists say we are ‘on pace’ to cause a mass extinction of frogs
A Most Blatant Variety of Science Denial


‘Suffrajitsu’: How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts
This is why the gun nuts win: An Oregon sheriff’s nutty conspiracy theories explains the GOP’s impotence
For amateur ham radio operators, storms are time to shine
9 Businesses You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington
‘It’s insane’: Combat veterans shoot down NRA ‘fantasy world’ of ‘good guys with guns’
Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good
More Combat Veterans come out to call NRA gun myths “insane”
Hillary Clinton comes out against the TPP?
City Boy
People in Texas get thrown behind bars just because they can’t afford their traffic tickets. That’s a disaster for people who are already struggling. It’s also completely against the law.
Woman Arrested After Doing Yoga On Metro Tracks
Barack Obama, Kevin McCarthy, and why we should politicize everything
New PAC Aims to Take On ANC Commissioners
Logan Circle’s Kitschy Liquor Store Façade Could Become a Historic Landmark
The paradox of the first black president

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1 Response to Links 10/11/15

  1. jrkrideau says:

    Re the breast cancer article and what docs would say. Meh?

    This is old news from 3-4 years ago, at the public level, who knows when it was an intense professional issue. Where have you been? (That is, MJ, not you Mike).

    Certainly the mammography stuff was all over the Canadian media and I think the British back then. The research and recommendations caused what appears to have been some fairly fierce discussions in the med community which may well be still going on for all I know but the basic info has been out for quite a while

    I have no idea exactly how it is affecting individual oncologists’ clinical behaviour since I have no connection to the medical field except I do have a family doctor.

    Aside: Every so often I am amazed at what the media will suddenly ‘discover’. I can remember a uproar about a problem on the West Coast (Vancouver, BC and area) that suddenly hit the headlines some years ago. Banner headlines, etc., apparently. I was in the East so I didn’t seem them.

    Err yes, what about it? My government organization had been researching the problem, holding conferences with stake-holders, publishing research papers and advisories, and, IIRC, even issued few press releases over the 5 years before it hit the headlines.

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