Monthly Archives: March 2018

Links 3/31/18

Links for you. Science: A swim in the Potomac? The river’s remarkable recovery makes that a possibility, report says. Archaeologists discover 81 ancient settlements in the Amazon (open access paper here) Bad science puts innocent people in jail — and … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Regarding The Pelosi Leadership Nontroversy, Some Heartland Whispering Might Be Called For Some Thoughts On The March For Our Lives The Real Potential For Blackmail Isn’t Other Women When Technocrats Are Incompetent Lapis Lazuli … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/18

Links for you. Science: Science fares well in FY 2018 appropriations bill The EPA’s “approved talking points” for climate change are scientifically incorrect A critical analysis of the latest cellphone safety scare Sequencing patients’ genomes might not break the health … Continue reading

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Aiming To Misbehave: Describing John Bolton Correctly

I really wish there were more people who spoke frankly like this, out loud and publicly (boldface mine): Jeffrey Lewis—Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and founder of Arms Control Wonk—is less … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/18

Links for you. Science: Meet TESS, Seeker of Alien Worlds Robotic Fish to Keep a Fishy Eye on the Health of the Oceans Insects Flew Before Anything Else Did. So How Did They Get Their Wings? Computers are amazing, but … Continue reading

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Is Shaw No Longer Hot?

This observation from the owner of Glen’s Garden Market in D.C. about closing its Shaw location is interesting (boldface mine): Neither local nor national businesses have a strong track record at The Shay, a high-end, mixed-use development in “North End … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal Regarding The Genetic Inferiority Of Mississippian Whites

Like one of Rush Limbaugh’s pilonidal cysts, the race/IQ kerfuffle has flared up again. Ezra Klein has a good response, even if he is far too kind to intellectual fraud Charles Murray (and, yes, Murray is a fraud: the analysis … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/18

Links for you. Science: ‘Fascinated and horrified’ scientists watched as a killer whale drowned another orca’s calf (FREE WILLY!) Johann Hari is Wrong About the Treatment of Mental Illness What Do We Lose If We Lose Wild Axolotls? What a … Continue reading

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Observed at the National Museum of Natural History, D.C.:

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Is Our Democrats Learning?

Very slowly, and at the state and local level, but, well, baby steps (boldface mine): Lisa Turner isn’t convinced. “You gotta throw away the playbook,” says the former political director of the DLCC, who is now critical of the group … Continue reading

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