Monthly Archives: July 2018

Links 7/31/18

Links for you. Science: New Tricks for Old Drugs: What’s Already in the Medicine Cabinet Could be the Next Cancer Treatments Diet soda and colon cancer: What you need to know An Enormous Study of the Genes Related to Staying … Continue reading

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Occasionally, Jury Nullification Works Out For The Better

Jury nullification, where a jury decides to find someone innocent of a crime even though it is obvious to everyone including the jurors, has an odious history in the U.S., since it was overwhelmingly used to set free people who … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Drugs

A (More) Populist Campaign Financing Model

And probably popular too. In what might be a beat-sweetener article about Democratic Senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, we notice this very interesting bit buried near the end (boldface mine): When Ms. Gillibrand forswore corporate PAC money … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats

Links 7/30/18

Links for you. Science: There is a certain species of “amazing scientist who is revolutionizing everything” puff piece that strikes an interesting chord about academics. I am referring specifically to the part where they talk about hobbies. Ticking Meatmares Poverty … Continue reading

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The Real 23AndMe Bidness Model

Back when 23AndMe, a company that charges people to have their genome sequenced and interpreted, was making every possible move to piss off the FDA, some asshole with a blog noted (boldface added): The thing that hasn’t been discussed: why … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Genomics

Links 7/29/18

Links for you. Science: The rural South’s invisible public health crisis When NIH uses affirmative action to fix a bias Census Bureau nominee becomes lightning rod for debate over 2020 census Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies? … Continue reading

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Tariffs Are Hurting YIMBYs

While I’m not a full-throttled YIMBY (though, increasingly, NIMBY idiocy is pushing me in that direction), once a building has been approved, we should have it be built to the approved height–we do need the housing. But this is a … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Economics, Housing

Links 7/28/18

Links for you. Science: You can’t tell a book by its cover — or a disease by Drake’s race How an earthquake shook up stickleback genomes Why is Italy the anti-vaccination capital of Europe? Women Making Science Videos on YouTube … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Ocasio-Cortez Is Making Me A Little Nervous People Have To Like This Crap: The Oklahoma City Edition The Politics Of Abortion In The Mainland Colony The Bain Bustout Lives: The Tronc Edition Fair Card … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Roundup

Links 7/27/18

Links for you. Science: Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden There Is No Escape for Corals Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe Do Brown Recluse Spider Bites Really Lead to Amputations? How … Continue reading

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