Monthly Archives: August 2016

Disturbing, If True

I don’t think this Washington Post obituary headline came out the right way:

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Revoke Mylan’s Corporate Charter

By now, you’ve probably heard about Mylan Laboratories’ massive price hikes in the EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. You might have even heard how the EpiPen technology is entirely the result of federally funded research. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/16

Links for you. Science: World’s oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history The Micro Monsters Beneath Your Beach Blanket It Seems the Cigarette Industry Helped Create the Type-A Personality Humanity’s first photos of Earth from the … Continue reading

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The Conservative Con Rolls On: The Stephen Bannon Edition

If you haven’t heard, Il Trumpe’s newest campaign coordinator has committed the kind of voter fraud that Republicans worry about (as opposed to the kind we really should be worried about; boldface mine): Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is … Continue reading

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Links 8/27/16

Links for you. Science: Chemistry group throws out election results after fears of vote rigging Obama’s science legacy: betting big on biomedical science Experimental cancer therapy holds great promise — but at great cost A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut … Continue reading

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So Much For Intersectionality

Throughout the Democratic primary, we heard a lot about intersectionality. While I’m sure some of the talk was sincere, much of it always seemed like a way to deemphasize and delegitimize a left-leaning economic agenda (much as the insistence that … Continue reading

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Links 8/26/16

Links for you. Science: To Fight Zika Beyond Florida We Need Better Sex Education This Florida Community May Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika and Dengue Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature (nothing bioinformaticians haven’t known … Continue reading

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