Monthly Archives: February 2017

Links 2/28/17

Links for you. Science: Mars Needs Lawyers: Escaping Earth’s gravity is way easier than escaping its international legal issues Unreliable Witness Carbavance Gets Priority Review for Complicated UTI Why South Koreans now live longer than Americans 700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in … Continue reading

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The Educational Equivalent Of Ketchup As A Vegetable

I told you Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would be this administration’s James “We have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple” Watt. The Department of Education released this monstrosity yesterday: Leaving aside the illiteracy of the statement, historical … Continue reading

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Links 2/27/17

Links for you. Science: The Truth About The Trump Data Team That People Are Freaking Out About “I placed too much faith in underpowered studies:” Nobel Prize winner admits mistakes Plasmid and clonal interference during post-horizontal gene transfer evolution. Ocean … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism And The Petty Tyrants

Worst band name EVAR. But that’s not what this post is about. One thing that’s patently clear in even the most precursory study of authoritarianism is that authoritarian regimes rely on ‘petty tyrants’: officials, including very minor ones such as … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/17

Links for you. Science: Viewing addiction as a brain disease promotes social injustice (must-read) Introducing the ENCODE Gene Set Hub Dear Vice President Pence: Stop peddling false hopes to dying patients How mammoth cloning became fake news Other: The Death … Continue reading

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Fighting When You Have Something To Lose

Earlier this week, Congress was out of session, meaning many of them went home to meet with the public. For Republicans, it typically didn’t go well: they caught a lot of flak over the possible (probable?) repeal of the ACA … Continue reading

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Links 2/25/17

Links for you. Science: These seven alien worlds could help explain how planets form An Aquatic Paradise in Mexico, Pushed to the Edge of Extinction Monarch miscalculation: Has a scientific error about the butterflies persisted for more than 40 years? … Continue reading

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Your Papers, Please

Again, rightwing batshitloonitarians told us it would be FEMA (FEMA CAMPS!!!) that would curtail our freedoms, not our immigration-related security forces. This is not normal (boldface mine): Passengers of a domestic Delta flight from San Francisco to New York were … Continue reading

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Links 2/24/17

Links for you. Science: Honeybees let out a ‘whoop’ when they bump into each other One Thing Congress Agrees On: Vaccines Work Fed’s “Gold Standard” Produces Fool’s Gold (interesting view of a certain discipline’s use of RCTs) It took a … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…an abbreviated week of Mad Biologist posts: It Sure Seems Like A Muslim Ban Skimp Are People Really Going To Move From Clay County, KY To Wash Dishes In D.C.? Show Me Your Budget, And… Republican Voters Married The Guy … Continue reading

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