Monthly Archives: April 2016

Links 4/30/16

Links for you. Science: Please stop talking about how science works if you don’t know The Long Decline of the Dinosaurs Scientists Have Discovered a 600-Mile Coral Reef This microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype — and wants you to send … Continue reading

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Incorruptible Politicians

One of the weird things this campaign season has been the reversal by many Democrats–mostly those who support Clinton–who have now embraced the Republican notion that campaign contributions don’t corrupt politicians (actually, they clientelize them through various means, but those … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/16

Links for you. Science: Meet the new NCCIH five year strategic plan, same as the old NCCAM five year strategic plan With Summer Coming, Can the Zika Virus Be Contained? The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map: What caused Haiti’s … Continue reading

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What Class Privilege Looks Like

Admittedly, it’s The Identity That Shall Not Be Named, but this is pretty awful (boldface mine): James Kidney, a longtime SEC lawyer, was assigned to take the completed investigation and bring the case to trial. Right away, something seemed amiss. … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/16

Links for you. Science: CRISPR: Pursuit of profit poisons collaboration The crippling thing about growing up poor that stays with you forever The sugar conspiracy (must-read) Touted Rise in Tiger Populations May Be More Fiction Than Fact Using a Dyson … Continue reading

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Not really sure what this is about at the corner of Independence and North Carolina Ave SE, Capitol Hill, D.C.:

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Suburban Cars And Urban Health

One of the differences I’ve noticed between Boston and D.C. is the apparent air quality–there are days in D.C. when you can really feel the air pollution. On those days, I love single car commuters all that much more (can … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/16

Links for you. Science: The Rube Goldberg Experiment of Hiring Under Represented Minorities and Harassment of Women in STEM Must End Tempted to follow that celebrity health trend? Check with this guy first The End of the Line for the … Continue reading

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Window Figures

Observed on Westminster Street NW, between 10th and 11th, Shaw, D.C.:

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Centrists, Trade, And Supposed Lack Of Agency

To the ‘economic left‘, this hardly comes as a surprise (boldface mine): But research to be unveiled this week by four leading academic economists suggests that the damage to manufacturing jobs from a sharp acceleration in globalization since the turn … Continue reading

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