Monthly Archives: December 2016

Links 12/31/16

Links for you. Science: Why the Number Line Freaks Me Out Finishing projects This one weird trick will not convince conservatives to fight climate change Science Paper Rejected? Buy Space in The NYT. So your institute went cold turkey on … Continue reading

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Russian Hacking And Trump’s Narcissism

It appears Trump will finally meet with the intelligence agencies to discuss the evidence for Russian hacking (for the record, I think the Russians did commit the hacks, but the effect on the election was less important compared to other … Continue reading

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The Mad Biologist Top Links

Here are a bunch of the most read posts of 2016, plus a few others that didn’t get the attention they might have deserved. In somewhat chronological order: Yes, New Construction Can Raise Housing Prices (And Rents) Most of the … Continue reading

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Links 12/30/16

Links for you. Science: Want to Save Money on Car Insurance? Buy a Mountain Lion. How the Smithsonian is preparing for the Trump administration Even Trump voters oppose Trump’s climate agenda House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA … Continue reading

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Anti-GMO Or Anti-Corporation?

There’s an interesting New Yorker article about using CRISPR and gene drives to solve various problems. But what I found interesting was this part (boldface mine): For Esvelt, though, those achievements seem almost like secondary benefits. “For a lot of … Continue reading

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Links 12/29/16

Links for you. Science: Scientists Teamed Up With Microsoft to Make Wolverine-Luring Skunk Bombs Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change? Neanderthals in a boat? Not such a far-fetched notion after all Anti-Vax Movement … Continue reading

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A Real Threat Or Just A Fear Of Atmospherics?

I hope Corey Robin is right and that all we have to fear is fear itself (boldface mine): This is a fascinating article, in spite of itself, about the aura of power that the Bannon/Breitbart operation behind Trump tries to … Continue reading

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Links 12/28/16

Links for you. Science: 27 Of The Most Amazing Science Photos Of 2016 We Are All Princes, Paupers, and Part of the Human Family My Dinners With Harold: How a shy Ph.D. in English literature revolutionized the science of cooking … Continue reading

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It’s About Ethics In Fire Safety

First, they came for the punks… (boldface mine): In the wake of the Ghost Ship fire, some individuals banded together to save warehouses and artists’ spaces by fixing them; another group’s end goal was to shutter spaces in an effort … Continue reading

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Links 12/27/16

Links for you. Science: Donald Trump is not a “slow vaxer.” He is an antivaxer. Whales have a history that is among the strangest and least-understood of any animal—and barnacles might be the key to unlocking their secrets. A Beautiful … Continue reading

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