Monthly Archives: August 2018

Links 8/31/18

Links for you. Science: Sleep, the final frontier: This guy studies it. Here’s what he has to say New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air A comprehensive guide to yellow … Continue reading

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The Only Way We’re Ever Going To Get Our Internal Security Forces Under Control Is…

…when we inflict them on native-born white people. Consider this episode in genteel ethnic cleansing (boldface mine): On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen. His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/18

Links for you. Science: This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record Integrative analysis of fitness and metabolic effects of plasmids in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 MIT scientists crack the case of breaking spaghetti in two You Don’t Need to Worry … Continue reading

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We Have Turned Oceans Into Deserts

At least when it comes to the macrofauna. Every year, Boston builds a fish weir: A fishweir is basically a large fence that is used to trap fish, which are then caught (usually scooped out of the water)… During the … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/18

Links for you. Science: Low antibiotic levels in the environment may spur resistance Q&A: Scientist and Advocate BethAnn McLaughlin Personal clinical history predicts antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infections Mount Everest is a ‘fecal time bomb.’ Here’s one man’s idea … Continue reading

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The Invisible Light Bulb Vigilantes Are Being Routed

For a long time, a subset of Republicans have been incensed by the prospect of energy-efficient light bulbs. This became a signature issue for rightwing crank and former congresswoman Michele Bachmann: Rightwing wackaloon and Minnesota Congresswoman and possible presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/18

Links for you. Science: What is a good genome assembly? Foxconn Gets a Pollution Pass for Its Wisconsin Factory Are Cities Making Animals Smarter? Crows trained to pick up litter at French theme park My ancestry test revealed a genetic … Continue reading

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D.C.’s Initiative 77 Just Became Even More Relevant

During the D.C. primary election this June, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77 which would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers (restaurant and non-restaurant) to $15/hour by 2026. It was more popular in lower-income and non-white areas, and did not … Continue reading

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Links 8/27/18

Links for you. Science: Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi’s babies Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous. FDA approves first-ever RNAi-based therapy I have an hour or two to kill in Bozeman so I … Continue reading

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McCain And Campaign Finance Reform

With the recent passing of Republican Senator John McCain, there have been many recollections, tributes, and the like. It goes without saying that his wartime service was exemplary. But he was also a politician–and I don’t mean that as a … Continue reading

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