Monthly Archives: October 2016

Links 10/31/16

Links for you. Science: 23andMe Has Given Up On Next-Generation Sequencing Bananas to Bats: The Science Behind the First Bats Successfully Treated for White-Nose Syndrome When adults forgo their immunizations, it costs the nation billions in care Young, talented and … Continue reading

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Silence Is Assent: The JEW-S-A Edition

I’ve mentioned before that the Republican Party has a Jewish problem–and it’s not the one the racist right would claim. Well, at a Trump rally on Saturday, there was this lovely asshole: Guy chants "Jew-S-A" in front of press pen … Continue reading

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Part Of People Liking This Crap Is Making It Easy To Use

Or at least ‘un-difficult‘ (boldface mine): All more or less true, but all stepping around one major point: The ObamaCare exchanges are a tremendous pain in the neck. Next time Democrats get a bite at the policy apple, they would … Continue reading

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Links 10/30/16

Links for you. Science: Let’s make replicability a priority in human evolution research She didn’t think a flu shot was necessary — until her daughter died Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR and basic science What radiation-resistant space fungus can do for … Continue reading

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The Conservative Movement Has Become A Mass Communicable Psychotic Break

And I am not using that term lightly. But I don’t know how else to explain this (boldface mine): At Minnesota’s northernmost border, about 120 people filled the Warroad Baptist Church to hear former FBI agent John Guandolo warn them … Continue reading

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Links 10/29/16

Links for you. Science: Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections. The sinks can make the problem worse (this is why, despite Republicans’ bullshit belief in ‘death panels‘, we need to increase funding for AHRQ) Meet … Continue reading

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Washington Post And MTV Columnists Should Get Paid No More Than $12/Hour

Because that’s being generous regarding this drivel by the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell, which I stumbled across from this link by MTV’s Jamil Smith (boldface mine): Right now a number of bad ideas booming on the left need a credible, … Continue reading

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Links 10/28/16

Links for you. Science: Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections HIV’s “Patient Zero” was exonerated long ago The Answer to Zika May Be More Mosquitos Do Wind Mills “Kill All the Birds?” How Genomes Enabled Proteomics Other: ‘We’re … Continue reading

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Republicans Will Be Lost In The Wilderness Until They Take Governing In Opposition Seriously

I don’t mean that in the sense P.J. O’Rourke did (‘Republicans claim government doesn’t work, then get elected and prove it’). While I’ll never agree with most everything the Republican Party currently stands for, they still have an important role … Continue reading

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Links 10/27/16

Links for you. Science: Bacterial intra-species gene loss occurs in a largely clocklike manner mostly within a pool of less conserved and constrained genes From Texas to the Smithsonian, following a trail of sexual misconduct The Struggle of the Bighorn … Continue reading

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