Monthly Archives: December 2015

Links 12/31/15

Links for you. Science: Sharks aren’t always the top of the food chain In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts Dinosaur scales: some thoughts for artists How Poop Made the World Go ‘Round Gonorrhoea ‘could become … Continue reading

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Final December Roses

Observed on R Street NW, between 14th and 15th, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Deferred in the ‘Burbs

There is a the long-term–and completely undiscussed–problem U.S. suburbs face: Something that’s lurking in the background of the U.S. economy, and which will erupt with a fury in ten years or so is the need to replace suburban infrastructure: underground … Continue reading

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Links 12/30/15

Links for you. Science: Near perfect balance in a microbiome paper – hopeful yet no hype: The microbiome of the built environment and mental health What Chief Justice Roberts Misunderstands About Physics How Removal Of Origin Labels Could Hurt Our … Continue reading

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Orchid

Observed at the U.S. Botanic Garden, D.C.:

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Two Schools of Thought on Education

One, admittedly old school: Another neo-liberal interpretation (boldface mine): But Tillerson articulates his view in a fashion unlikely to resonate with the average parent. “I’m not sure public schools understand that we’re their customer—that we, the business community, are your … Continue reading

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Links 12/29/15

Links for you. Science: Do Phylogenetic Tree Viewers correctly display Support Values? Dengue fever is now a vaccine-preventable disease! (just in time for the U.S., as it’s now endemic in Hawaii) Why we can’t get our obesity crisis under control … Continue reading

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