Monthly Archives: June 2017

Links 6/23/17

Links for you. Science: Why Are Bird Eggs Egg-Shaped? An Eggsplainer A massive and unprecedented coral bleaching event may finally be coming to an end A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer In … Continue reading

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American Shame

A disabled protestor opposed to the Republican AHCA after being detained by Congressional security forces: Because people don’t want to be killed by Republicans. History will condemn Republicans and God will damn them.

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The Last Thing Metro Needs Is Privatization

Once again, we see the complete lack of political oversight–which is to say, failure by D.C. area politicians–on the Metro system. This time, it’s privatization (boldface mine): Metro needs to be fixed fast — daily ridership is plummeting, contributing to a projected … Continue reading

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Links 6/22/17

Links for you. Science: The great myth of the global warming ‘pause’ The botanists’ last stand: The daring work of saving the last samples of dying species Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world Researchers sample … Continue reading

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Leave Nancy Pelosi ALOOOONE!

As the kids used to say. Look, she’s not awesome–her brand of liberalism is ‘pity politics’, not about helping workers (though that’s far better than anything Republicans ever have to offer). But she’s pretty good at running the caucus and … Continue reading

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The Republican War On Standards

And I’m not referring to the usual pundit complaint about how mean and uncivil everyone is supposedly being. I mean the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’). While it’s fun to joke about NIST being the keepers of official … Continue reading

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Links 6/21/17

Links for you. Science: Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin Exposing the myth of “UTI” (the paper) New Microbial Genomes Help Scientists Fill Gaps in the Tree of Life UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National … Continue reading

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