Monthly Archives: September 2017

Links 9/30/17

Links for you. Science: Decreasing MRSA rates provide positive reinforcement for antibiotic stewardship efforts DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape ‘Every time it’s a … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: How To Demoralize The Federal Workforce: The Charter Flight Edition The ‘Opioid’ Crisis Runs Deep Why Statehood Matters: Puerto Rico And Senate Representation The Fragility Of Scientific Infrastructure Elephant Ears One Amazing Blue Dog … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/17

Links for you. Science: Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds Happy helminths Aaron Hernandez Found To Have Had CTE Scientists just discovered the first brainless animal that sleeps (DONALD TRUMP? HAR HAR) Most … Continue reading

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The Republican Tax Plan Is Even Dumber Than Their Healthcare ‘Reform’ Plans

And I didn’t think that was possible (boldface mine): Democrats criticized the plan as a giveaway to the rich​ because a number of the proposed changes, including lower business tax rates and a repeal of the estate tax, would disproportionately … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/17

Links for you. Science: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain. Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites. (good thing biophysical constraints limit their size…) Rescuing Puerto Rico’s Monkey Island … Continue reading

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Now Would Be A Really Good Time For Il Trumpe To Release His Tax Returns

I’ll have more to say about the Republican tax plan tomorrow, but Democrats need to stand their ground on this. It’s really not hard to say, “We will completely oppose any tax plan that cuts Donald Trump’s taxes.” Not only … Continue reading

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Military Lernerism

I’m calling this military Lernerism and not military Keynesianism, because there’s a difference. Many people understand what military Keynesianism is–or for that matter, Keynesianism in general. When times are bad, deficit spend to put people back to work and stimulate … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/17

Links for you. Science: Jellyfish: underrated beauties Drones transport microbiological samples without altering their content Scientists spent a month terrifying guppies to prove that fish have personalities What Is the Going Rate for Tenure Nowadays? A Battle to Save the … Continue reading

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Rococo Sky

Observed at the corner of 16th and Q Streets, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.: Bonus picture!

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One Amazing Blue Dog Political Prediction

Came across this while putting a post together. Keep in mind, it’s supposed to be Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s job to get this right: As for whether Democrats risked turning off Mr. Sanders’s legion of youthful supporters by assailing his … Continue reading

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