Monthly Archives: May 2016

Links 5/31/16

Links for you. Science: Africa’s Yellow Fever Outbreak is a Glimpse of Our Connected Future What’s Killing the Bees The Death of a Study: A long-term study of childhood disease burned through $1.3 billion in taxpayer funds, only to be … Continue reading

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Dead End Graffiti

Observed on Corcoran Street NW, between 14th and 15th, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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The War On Science: The NFL Edition

Whenever you read about assaults on the scientific process, it’s safe to say you should always follow the money (boldface mine): The league’s conduct with the NIH was strikingly similar: a deficient and false process, with an attempt to strong-arm … Continue reading

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Links 5/30/16

Links for you. Science: Scientists Just Discovered Exactly What Air Pollution Does To Your Arteries A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France To scope out Zika, Houston scientists set traps for mosquitoes Increasing postdoc pay The Ex-Anarchist Construction … Continue reading

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The New Atheism?

Interesting ad observed at the corner of 16th and R Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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On Sacrifice

From a long, must-read essay by Ben Fountain (boldface mine): Is this the politics we deserve? “Stupidity is the American disease,” said Norman Mailer, though maybe it’s not so much stupidity as fantasy, a determinedly infantile notion of what it … Continue reading

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Links 5/29/16

Links for you. Science: I asked 8 researchers why the science of nutrition is so messy. Here’s what they said. Four wild technologies lawmakers want NASA to pursue Did the Solutreans settle America first? A controversial new archaeological theory says … Continue reading

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