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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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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Observed at the corner of Independence and Washington Avenues, Southwest, D.C.:

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If Reformers Can’t Keep the Schools Clean, Why Should We Trust Them on Education?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has come under fire for, among other things, embracing education reform and privatization of school services. Unfortunately, when it comes to the basic health of students, not so much embracing (probably a good thing if they’re … Continue reading

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Links 12/28/15

Links for you. Science: Can’t Disrupt This: Elsevier and the 25.2 Billion Dollar A Year Academic Publishing Business Cameras capture never-before-seen footage of wild crows building tools Salmonella traced to pet turtles is spreading once again Rich, White and Refusing … Continue reading

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