Monthly Archives: April 2018

Links 4/30/18

Links for you. Science: How Much Are You ‘Smoking’ By Breathing Urban Air? New discovery could help in Lyme disease vaccines testing How Oman’s rocks could save the planet She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Michelle Wolf?

If you haven’t heard, members of the White House Correspondents’ Association were outraged by comedian Michelle Wolf’s dinner speech. Supposedly, this was the evil, awful part (about Sarah Huckabee Sanders): “She burns facts, and then she uses the ash to … Continue reading

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Republican Senate Majority Leader McConnell And The Anti-System Party

By way of Politico, we find that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite the occasional Very Serious Pundit claim, is still a hyperpartisan hack (boldface mine): Mitch McConnell is making a last dash to stock the judiciary with conservatives … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/18

Links for you. Science: Stop Talking About Race and IQ How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them How’s the Air in London? ‘We Should Be Worried’ How do we move beyond an arbitrary statistical threshold? Rising … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Density, We’re Asking Too Little Area To Do Too Much

There’s a very interesting interview with Chris Leinberger, a real estate developer and chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, about the insufficient amount of ‘urban neighborhoods’ (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/18

Links for you. Science: East Asia braces for surge in deadly tick-borne virus Nocebo effects with antidepressant clinical drug trial placebos. A Bold Idea To Save The Oceans: Ban Fishing On The High Seas To defeat superbugs, everyone will need … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: It’s Bagmen All The Way Down The Waffle House Murderer Did Not Beat Four People To Death With His… Manhood Stings Paul Ryan And The Libertarian Con Sea Of Purple The Immoral Minority Too … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/18

Links for you. Science: Bosch Says It’s Made a Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel Engines Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought Can Green Infrastructure Save America’s Capital from Overflowing Sewage? Ticks rising RefSeq database growth influences … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Universal Basic Incomes And Job Guarantees

Or, if you prefer, why the Mad Biologist is in the slow leftist group. With the Democratic frontrunners for 2020 getting onboard with a job guarantee, there has been much discussion about both a universal basic income (UBI) and a … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/18

Links for you. Science: Big Data Is A Sham NIH abruptly changes course on industry opioids partnership after ethics flags raised Speaking of Evolution, in Non-Threatening Tones Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ scientists say Flu virus … Continue reading

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