Monthly Archives: March 2016

Links 3/31/16

Links for you. Science: Poop clears cheetahs of livestock murder accusations The real cost of sequencing: scaling computation to keep pace with data generation Did the salamander do enough to protect the humans of Austin? In Newly Created Life-Form, a … Continue reading

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Lonely Flower

Observed on O Street, between Wisconsin and Potomac, Georgetown, D.C.:

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This Is What A Libertarian America Would Look Like: The HOA Edition

And ‘HOA’ stands for homeowners associations. Darksyde reports (boldface mine): What is a homeowners association, you ask? HOAs often create themselves out of whole cloth, usually in neighborhoods where there was no previous HOA, where they pass rules making it … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/16

Links for you. Science: To Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance, Focus on the Basics We need to stop making this simple f*cking mistake Why They Should Name the Ship Boaty McBoatface Adorable Prairie Dogs Brutally Kill Baby Ground Squirrels The scientist … Continue reading

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There Is A Way For Clinton To Gain Sanders’ Supporters Backing

It’s called a policy concession: And not just $15/hr minimum wage legislation–make it an executive order for all federal employees and contractors. Because an executive order won’t die in late-hour negotiations: it’s all on her. This might come as a … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/16

Links for you. Science: Warmer Winter Brings Forest-Threatening Beetles North In death, a crow’s big brain fires up memory, learning The secret lives of jellyfish: Long regarded as minor players in ocean ecology, jellyfish are actually important parts of the … Continue reading

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Observed at the corner of 21st St. and Hillyer Place, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.: The hood: Medallion: From a distance:

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When History Rhymes: Wallace And Trump

I’ve been working my way through Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson Cowie. This part about the support for segregationist 1968 presidential election candidate George Wallace seems relevant (boldface mine): The governor … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/16

Links for you. Science: The Impossible Fish: Devils Hole Pupfish Puzzles Scientists Sloppy Science: Are sketchy practices in the lab to blame for the replication crisis in psychology research? The World’s Most Urgent Science Project: To know the Earth’s future, … Continue reading

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Why Sanders Needs To Stay In–It’s All About The Down Ballot Races

Saturday, as Bernie Sanders’ massive victory in the Washington caucuses became apparently, this trundled across the transom: Hard to see how any WA member of Congress or Senator can support the TPP after Bernie sweeps the state. — Robert Cruickshank … Continue reading

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