Links 10/21/15

Links for you. Science:

MRSA In Sports: Long-Standing, Simple to Prevent, Still Happening
What You Can Learn From Hunter-Gatherers’ Sleeping Patterns
Red Seabeach: A part of the world’s largest marsh seems to be growing bright red Martian grass
Hot Startup Theranos Dials Back Lab Tests at FDA’s Behest: Firm has stopped collecting tiny vials of blood drawn from finger pricks for all but one of its tests (it’s a lot harder to manufacture reality when you’re dealing with hardware)
Preprints called on to support controversial talks


New York restaurateur Danny Meyer hits tipping point
The Libyan War and Clinton’s “Smart Power”
Republicans Gone Wild: Q&A with Mann and Ornstein
Black Americans Would Have Been Better Off Renting Than Buying
BREAKING! Ken Arrow Still Right!
A photographer edits out our smartphones to show our strange and lonely new world
“Arabian Street Artists” Bomb Homeland: Why We Hacked an Award-Winning Series
Huckabee Suggests Poor People Should Be Sold Into Slavery For Stealing
“We just discovered that our relatively new basement rental tenants are growing weed in their bedroom”
Monopolies Don’t Give Us Nice Things
Jason Goolsby: “I Feared For My Life. I Didn’t Want To Die”
Insurrection Erupts at the Democratic National Committee: Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s autocratic ways in limiting the number of primary debates, insiders say, alienated many of her colleagues. And the problem may get worse. (I think the real problem is that she’s just not that bright)
D.C. Workers Without A College Degree Have Seen Declining Wages From 25 Years Ago
National Gallery of Art acquires nearly 8,000 works from Corcoran (rich people in D.C. really suck; someone should have stepped up and saved the Corcoran)
Proposed Deal Raises Question: Does D.C. Have To Beg Businesses To Stay Anymore?

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1 Response to Links 10/21/15

  1. Ned Mantei says:

    The article on MRSA infections among athletes led me to wonder why this isn’t more of an issue for “ordinary” people. I let guests use the same hand towels, don’t wash laundry in extremely hot water, don’t use disinfectants around the hourse, etc. Is it just that athletes are much more likely to have skin abrasions or other open wounds? Or just that such infections do occur but don’t make the newspapers?

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