Monthly Archives: February 2018

Words To Live By?

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

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Our Scientific Infrastructure Is Not Robust: The Entomology Edition

Many moons ago, some asshole with a blog noted the following about our scientific infrastructure: One of the ridiculous things about many depictions of science in TV and movies is the notion that there’s this huge infrastructure: shiny labs (which … Continue reading

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Links 2/19/18

Links for you. Science: Trump’s top ‘science adviser’ is a 31-year-old with only a political science degree and an ex-Peter Thiel employee President Trump has been dangerously silent on this year’s deadly flu epidemic Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza … Continue reading

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In Ten To Fifteen Years, Two Policies Will Be Finished

The first is our ludicrous anti-gun control policies (boldface mine): “I’ve been told these protocols for years,” she said. “My sister is in middle school — she’s 12 — and in elementary school, she had to do code red drills.” … Continue reading

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Links 2/18/18

Links for you. Science: These termite-hunting ants lick the severed legs of their friends to treat them Brazilian drug dealer kidnaps medical staff, makes them vaccinate community against yellow fever (sub-optimal public health policy…) Deep in the Grand Canyon, Scientists … Continue reading

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Best Healthcare System In The World

Why should the practice of medicine inform medical care? (boldface mine): California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients’ records when deciding … Continue reading

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Links 2/17/18

Links for you. Science: Chemical used to make McDonald’s french fries may cure baldness Why A Gene Therapy Pioneer Is Raising Concerns About Treatments He Championed Turkish-American NASA scientist sentenced to 7.5 years in prison Germany to fight pollution with … Continue reading

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