Monthly Archives: November 2015

Links 11/30/15

Links for you. Science: Stop Emissions! A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky. Meet The Woman Who Made The Military Care About Climate Good bye to a hut and … Continue reading

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Perspective on Our Times

It’s hard to explain to people who aren’t political junkies, but this is shocking: There is a term for presidential candidates silent about the killings at Planned Parenthood. Soft on terrorism. — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 29, 2015 Norman Ornstein … Continue reading

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New IRB Regulations Could Be Really Stupid

And they will make microbiological research much harder. For those who don’t know what an IRB is (a perfectly reasonable state of affairs), it stands for Institutional Review Board, and it is the entity (actually, entities plural–most universities and large … Continue reading

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Links 11/29/15

Links for you. Science: Scenes Let’s Give Thanks and Hope We Haven’t Lost the War Against Superbugs My new white coat is a cool black vest Prospective whole genome sequencing enhances national surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes What if “positive” results … Continue reading

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Observed at the National Gallery, D.C.:

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Yes, High Health Insurance Deductibles Are Still A Problem

When the PPACA (‘Obamacare’) was being debated, I noted six years ago that the high deductibles made healthcare no more affordable (in fact, I noted this about Romneycare in 2008). This was not only predictable, but predicted. Which brings us … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/15

Links for you. Science: Crows Are Smart, But Are They Smart Enough to Fall in Love? Experts weigh in on consumption of genetically modified salmon More money pledged for NIH but questions remain The death of medicinal chemistry? Why are … Continue reading

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Capitol-Sized Christmas Ornaments

Observed at the U.S. Botanic Gardens, Southwest D.C.:

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Transit and Accountability in Boston and D.C.

Having grown up in D.C. and the surrounding area, I, unfortunately, am accustomed to just how inept local government can be (yes Northeasterners, it can be worse. Much worse). This is disastrous in the long run: Like it or not, … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/15

Links for you. Science: Gene Amdahl, Pioneer of Mainframe Computing, Dies at 92 Attempt no landing there? Yeah right—we’re going to Europa Our Generation Ships Will Sink A Simple Model of the Evolution of Simple Models of Evolution (pdf) Apocalypse … Continue reading

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