Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sometimes, Il Trumpe’s Narcissism Matters

I’ve written many times since the election about Il Trumpe’s narcissism. One thing to make clear (and hopefully, I’ve done so previously too) is that his narcissism doesn’t explain everything. The two narcissists I’ve known weren’t conservatives at all. Had … Continue reading

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Links 2/24/18

Links for you. Science: This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic) Inferential Statistics is not Inferential CEO Who Tested DIY Herpes Treatment Locks Himself in Lab as Fellow Biohackers Abandon Him Seventeen volunteers … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links

In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Best Healthcare System In The World In Ten To Fifteen Years, Two Policies Will Be Finished Our Scientific Infrastructure Is Not Robust: The Entomology Edition Words To Live By? Note To Anti-LGBTers: This Is … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Roundup

Links 2/23/18

Links for you. Science: Supplements are a $30 billion racket—here’s what experts actually recommend The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New Trick Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015 This Roman ‘gate to hell’ killed … Continue reading

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Seventeen Year Olds Just Beclowned The Political Press Corps

And this is a very good thing. Wednesday evening, there was a CNN town hall in Florida about gun violence. Unlike most of these staged events, there wasn’t very much of a ‘press filter.’ Of course, in the absence of … Continue reading

Posted in News Media

Links 2/22/18

Links for you. Science: In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late My toddler was so sick with the flu. Here’s why I think he survived. The Republicans’ war on science is slaughtering our children Another flu pandemic is … Continue reading

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You Know Who Did Hire Actors For Political Purposes?

No, it wasn’t the DREAD GEORGE SOROS (BOOGA! BOOGA!) supposedly hiring ‘crisis actors’ to promote the anti-ammosexual lifestyle. Remember this? (boldface mine): Carrie Levine of the Center for Public Integrity found a report from the Federal Election Commission examining an … Continue reading

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Since 2009, Weekend Metro Travel Has Dropped 26 Percent

One theme we often return to here is that a mass transit system can’t be successful if it’s only used an alternative commuter route. The system needs off-hour and weekend use. Not only does that help pay the bills, but … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Transportation

Links 2/21/18

Links for you. Science: Where does your ESBL come from? How We Pollute the Air Every Morning (Before We Hop in the Car) Bitcoin Mining Is Hindering the Search for Alien Life More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak … Continue reading

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Shopping Descartes

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Museums etc.