Monthly Archives: June 2018

Links 6/30/18

Links for you. Science: Flamingo missing since 2005 spotted in Texas The cost of a career UCI proposes new name for School of Biological Sciences, science library after internal investigation substantiates sexual harassment claims against signature donor BCG vaccine can … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts. Before get to that though, if you’re in D.C. today, there’s a protest about the treatment of asylum seekers at Lafayette Square starting at 11am. Anyway, here’s the week of links: A Modest Proposal: … Continue reading

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Links 6/29/18

Links for you. Science: The Smithsonian Had To Dig Up Their Dinosaurs Again The Science Isn’t Settled on Chronic Lyme CDC retracts finding that farmers have the highest suicide rate in the country White House wants to cut this public … Continue reading

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The Disingenuousness Of No On 77

Last week, D.C. held a referendum, Initiative 77, that would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15/hour by 2026. Fortunately, Yes on 77 was successful, meaning the quarter of D.C. workers who are cheated out of the wages … Continue reading

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Links 6/28/18

Links for you. Science: Antibiotic prophylaxis—Preventing severe infections and saving lives in poor countries with very high mortality risk Hepatitis Spikes as Poverty and Isolation Take Hold Among America’s Forgotten Historic DC cemetery doubles as pollution-absorbing sponge So much for … Continue reading

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Tight Labor Markets Increase Productivity

Didn’t we know this? Since the end of the Great Recession, however — and, to a lesser extent, even during the stronger economic times that preceded it — productivity growth has been confoundingly weak, forcing business owners and workers to … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Ocasio-Cortez Victory

Because I just don’t have it in me right now to focus on bad news (short version: I’m spitting with rage about the quarter century of political malpractice from the professional Democrats), let’s talk about some good news. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez … Continue reading

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Links 6/27/18

Links for you. Science: This Coral Must Die Tick Discovery Highlights How Few Answers We Have about These Bugs in the U.S. The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry Why We Should Save Earth Before Colonizing Mars Here come the … Continue reading

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Incivilitudiciousness, Paul Ryan Style

So this was a thing that happened in 2012 (boldface mine): The Republican ticket has embraced a new small-business hero. On Wednesday, the owner of a bakery who last week turned away Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced Representative … Continue reading

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Links 6/26/18

Links for you. Science: Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic: Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one? In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues … Continue reading

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