Monthly Archives: January 2018

Links 1/26/18

Links for you. Science: Being around natural greenery may cheer up even adolescents (only one study, but non-trivial effect size) What we now call ‘queen’ bees-the main female reproductive honeybees-were erroneously called ‘kings’ for nearly 2,000 years. We have better … Continue reading

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To Be A Successful Party, You Actually Have To Build Your Party

Tom Sullivan (boldface mine): If you’re not in a swing state, especially if you’re in a more rural county in not-a-swing-state (including blue states), Barack Obama isn’t parachuting in a team from Michigan Avenue to show you how to do … Continue reading

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Links 1/25/18

Links for you. Science: How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse ‘Least Racist Person’ Is Scared of Great Whites CDC to cut back disease work in foreign countries Have scientists really found the germ responsible for killing 15m … Continue reading

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Wall Twitter

Observed in Blagden Alley, Shaw, D.C.:

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Language Differences And The Public Response To Antibiotic Resistance

Years ago, when I worked in public health, a repairman was working in the office, and he approached me and asked, “So, antibiotics, are you for them or against them?” I explained that we advocated for them to be used … Continue reading

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Links 1/24/18

Links for you. Science: Maybe Rats Aren’t to Blame for the Black Death Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years Salmonella May Have Caused Massive Aztec Epidemic, Study Finds Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? … Continue reading

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Where Are The Grassroots ‘Moderates’?

And I put ‘moderates’ in scare quotes, as most independents aren’t moderates, but a weird, inconsistent mix of left and right opinions, depending on the issue. If a progressive candidate runs, even if she doesn’t stand a very good chance … Continue reading

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Links 1/23/18

Links for you. Science: A Popular Algorithm Is No Better at Predicting Crimes Than Random People When Celebrities Talk Science A warm-weather plague killed more than half of this endangered species in three weeks Rare Display Of Light Pillars Dazzle … Continue reading

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Still Matters

Observed at the corner of 22nd and P Streets NW, The West End, D.C.:

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Lucy With The Football?

Assuming nothing goes (or has gone) off the rails by the time you read this, the government shutdown has ended with an agreement for a three week continuing resolution and a promise by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. To … Continue reading

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