Monthly Archives: December 2015

Links 12/24/15

Links for you. Science: More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin Reindeer Bot Flies Are Not Particularly Festive (“a weaponized maggot-shooting vaginal gun”) The Siege of Miami: As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels … Continue reading

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D.C. Metro To Join 21st Century In Terms of Fares

One would think what with computers ‘n shit, U.S. transit systems would have moved to this system long ago (boldface mine): In a move designed to offer riders a new way to pay their fares as well as cultivate good … Continue reading

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Links 12/23/15

Links for you. Science: Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. Southwest How labor reform might overhaul postdoc pay (thoughts on this here) The Year in Fungi What Hyena Giggles Really Say By cutting … Continue reading

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Mural

Observed at 15th and U Streets, NW, Shaw, D.C.:

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Anonymity and Food-Borne Pathogen Investigations

A while ago, there was a bit of a scandal as the D.C. location of Fig & Olive, a rather expensive restaurant was briefly shutdown due to Salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens. In D.C., a Freedom of Information Act was … Continue reading

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Links 12/22/15

Links for you. Science: How Hands Made Humans Human: New insights from the strange species Homo naledi. (almost like there’s intermediate forms or something) Innovation Startups Take Bite Out of Food Poisoning Biomedicine wins big in US budget deal E. … Continue reading

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Transition

Observed on P Street NW, between 14th and Kingman Place, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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With So Many Rural States, It’s Time For An Urban One

In a post primarily focused on just how crazy the U.S. Senate is designed, Dylan Matthews notes the following (boldface mine): In the case of Reynolds v. Sims in 1964, the Supreme Court ruled that all state legislature districts have … Continue reading

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Links 12/21/15

Links for you. Science: The great potential — and great risks — of gene editing How a crash course in public health could lead to a big boost in NIH funding More Countries Are Seeing a Last-Ditch Antibiotic Failing Breitbart … Continue reading

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DNCHACKINGGATE: 2008 All Over Again

What puzzled me in all of the weekend’s kerfuffle over the DNC database data breach by Sanders staffers was why the DNC backed down when they supposedly had the Sanders campaign dead to rights. If you look at the suit … Continue reading

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