Monthly Archives: June 2016

Links 6/26/16

Links for you. Science: Britain’s Shaky Status as a Scientific Superpower: Researchers say the country’s decision to leave the EU will reverse decades of academic gains Researchers discovered a new species of truffle at Arboretum — but they didn’t taste … Continue reading

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We Have A Handgun Problem

While this is something I’ve discussed many, many, many times before, it bears repeating: our greatest problem, by far, is a handgun problem. Not assault rifles. Not evil terrorists, but simple handguns, usually either domestic violence or chucklehead-on-chucklehead violence (often … Continue reading

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Links 6/25/16

Links for you. Science: Russia Actually Lights Rockets With an Oversized Wooden Match It is time to eliminate “major revisions” as a manuscript decision Phages rarely encode antibiotic resistance genes: a cautionary tale for virome analyses Why the Orlando shooter … Continue reading

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Old Stomping Grounds

As I mentioned earlier this week, I returned to Boston for a conference. Some pictures from my old stomping grounds (which might be familiar to long-time readers). The Public Garden: Corner of Clarendon and Comm. Ave.: Fireman’s Memorial, Dartmouth and … Continue reading

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Links 6/24/16

Links for you. Science: Why so many Australian species are yet to be named After Ebola: The disease has left a terrible legacy—and another outbreak is likely Gene Therapy Is Curing Hemophilia Humans: The Hyperkeystone Species For cleanest hands, squirt … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Deficit Straitjacket

Recently, Clinton said the following about deficit spending (boldface mine): Trump also said we can just print more money to pay our debt down. Well, we know what happened to countries that tried that in the past like Germany in … Continue reading

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Links 6/23/16

Links for you. Science: Obama’s moving closer to creating the world’s largest marine reserve — in Hawaii Zika virus spreading rapidly across Puerto Rico Mosquito Hawk? Skeeter Eater? Giant Mosquito? No, No, and No Nakamura reports on the ECR program … Continue reading

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Thoughts On ASM Microbe 2016

And other possibly related things as well, along with various ruminations on my part. Let’s begin: 1. E. coli ST131-fimH30, the clone (‘MLST type’) that causes many ESBL and CRE infections (the only beta-lactams that work against ESBLs are carbapenemes, … Continue reading

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Links 6/22/16

Links for you. Science: Don’t throw away your statins yet – LDL cholesterol is still probably bad for you The world’s oldest computer is still revealing its secrets First Mammal Declared Extinct Due to Climate Change, Scientists Say Why Some … Continue reading

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Every Link Read, Guaranteed!

Unlike many ‘curators’*, we here at Mike the Mad Biologist Industries read every single link we post, from start to finish. Cuz we care. Or something. *As someone who actually curates stuff for a living, gathering together a bunch of … Continue reading

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