Links 8/31/16

Links for you. Science:

Study shows one way that scientific progress is broken
Looking for a Signal in the Noise: Revisiting Obesity and the Microbiome
Isolating Viable Ancient Bacteria: What You Put In Is What You Get Out
Inaction on Zika is a public health crisis: As the virus spreads, Congress pinches pennies
Conservation Purgatory: Listing a Species as ‘Data Deficient’

Other:

New York governor sparks anger after killing threatened shark (shithead)
Trump Campaign CEO Under Scrutiny for Domestic Violence Charge
The War on Rhinos? It’s an Investment Bubble
Ex-Wife Says Trump Campaign Boss Used Anti-Semitic Slurs
Will Hillary Clinton Listen to Progressives?
JUST AS WITH TRUMP, “POLITE” REPUBLICANS CLOSED RANKS BEHIND PAUL LEPAGE
New Hybrid Wildlife Murals Painted by Alexis Diaz
New York’s Disappearing Storefronts
Living in L.B.J.’s America
Who Works for the Workers?
Millions From Maxed-Out Clinton Donors Flowed Through Loophole
Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?
THE BOSTON GLOBE AND JOHN OLIVER: WHICH ONE IS FULL OF CRAP ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS?
Do charter schools really help children improve?
The Sick Consequences of “Competition” in Education
Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?
McMansions 101 Special Edition: Mansion vs McMansion (Part 1)
The New Anti-Trump Blame Game: First it was the liberals who caused the right-wing takeover of the GOP. Now it’s the pundits who saw it coming

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One Response to Links 8/31/16

  1. Chris G says:

    1. Virtually nobody reads or understands scientific findings let alone rebuttals to them.
    2. “The classic model of scientific progress is that the field advances when new findings contradict or supersede old ones.” Yeah, and phlogiston theory is the classic model for combustion. Science progresses as scientists who hold positions of power – dept chair, journal editor, etc – die off. (Somewhere I’ve got a link to a study which – looking at authorship of journal articles – is consistent with that statement but I can’t find it at the moment.) “Where there’s death there’s hope.”

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