Monthly Archives: February 2016

Links 2/29/16

Links for you. Science: Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries A shocking one-third of Americans believe this Zika conspiracy theory Detective story behind Rutgers report on rising sea levels Two Tickets to Rattlesnake Island, Please Other: … Continue reading

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On Super Tuesday and Pressure

On the Twitter machine and in personal conversations, I’ve heard quite a few people hoping Sanders stays in to push Clinton to the left on economic issues. Leaving aside Sanders’ campaign ineptitude, his views to seem to be popular: Just … Continue reading

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Understanding The Limitations Of Your Data: The Slavery Polling Edition

Last week, a YouGov poll announced that twenty percent of Trump supporters disagreed with the freeing of slaves after the Civil War. I won’t deny that a huge (YOOGE!) component of Trump’s appeal is Palinist–that is, white nationalist (though I … Continue reading

Posted in Polling, Statistics

Links 2/28/16

Links for you. Science: This may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s not! Florida Officials Drain Lake Full Of ‘Toilet’ Water To Coast NP-complete problem solved with biological motors Half of black gay men will … Continue reading

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At Least One D.C. Politician Understands the Metro’s Problems–Because She Uses It

I’ve might have noted once or twice that the crappy weekend service of D.C. Metro is a problem (and this post explains why that’s a problem for everyone, not just D.C. area residents). This stems, in part, from the Metro’s … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Transportation

Links 2/27/16

Links for you. Science: The real reason that people are obese ‘There is no DNA test to prove you’re Native American’ Long Live Dogs (And Everyone) Coincidences and the Meaning of Life The only thing a detox will cleanse is … Continue reading

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Sanders And The Neo-Liberals

Admittedly, it’s the worst band name ever. But this column written by Sen. Bernie Sanders–on deadwood no less–in 1995 provides some context for the ‘anger at the establishment’ (boldface mine): For the vast majority of its people, the United States … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/16

Links for you. Science: Meet The Brazilian Woman Fighting Zika By Dumping Thousands Of Mutant Mosquitoes Out Of A Van Shots fired – nanopore wars part II Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. … Continue reading

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Yes, Student Attrition Matters: The Success Academy Edition

I’ve discussed before how many charter schools have a policy of not “backfilling” students who drop out. That is, students leave, but new students are not recruited. If the students who leave are score poorly on tests, this attrition will … Continue reading

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Links 2/25/16

Links for you. Science: A climate scientist who decided not to fly How one hospital is beating sepsis and saving lives (sepsis is one of the greatest killers in the U.S., largely preventable, and yet we do very little about … Continue reading

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