Monthly Archives: August 2018

Links 8/26/18

Links for you. Science: Dragonflies are more active this summer. Blame it on the rain. In the animal kingdom, what does it mean to be promiscuous? Bact Facts Interactive Trends in Diversity within the NIH-funded Workforce Hand hygiene doesn’t prevent … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Emoluments

It’s very weird that, since Michael Cohen’s testimony, many pundits, a fair number of whom, were opposed to impeachment, are now calling for impeachment. As we’ve noted previously, the violations of the emoluments clause (in the U.S. Constituion) are enough … Continue reading

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Links 8/25/18

Links for you. Science: It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine? GAO report shows the continued NIH grant funding disparity for underrepresented PIs Senator Murray … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: The Iron Law Of Institutions Reigns Supreme In Alabama’s Democratic Party The Dispensability Of Most Sexual Harassers Some Thoughts About Senator Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act Really Stupid Security Theater: The Audi Field Edition The … Continue reading

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Links 8/24/18

Links for you. Science: How feminism has made me a better scientist Why These Cows Corralled A Suspected Car Thief Science Career Ads Are Disproportionately Seen by Men Elephants rarely get cancer. Here’s why this matters to humans The Science … Continue reading

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Suburban Sprawl Is Expensive, When You Actually Have To Pay For It

A while ago, we noted that the wicked problem isn’t affordable urban housing, but the fiscal sustainability of the suburbs: Something that’s lurking in the background of the U.S. economy, and which will erupt with a fury in ten years … Continue reading

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Links 8/23/18

Links for you. Science: Can this man bring science back to the White House? A new defensive technique could hold off attackers by making software buggier Zika may harm nearly 1 in 7 babies exposed to the virus in the … Continue reading

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The Sum Of All Inchoate Fears: The Mass Transit Edition

Whenever well-off and/or well-educated people get snooty about how their lessers are ignorant, it’s always worth remembering that there are plenty of instances where the Good People happen to Know Things That Are Not True™. One example is the notion … Continue reading

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Links 8/22/18

Links for you. Science: Watch Corals Form a ‘Wall of Mouths’ to Catch and Eat Jellyfish What Happens to Your Resident Gut E. coli when Disease-Causing E. coli Move In? The poop of 100K cows may be to blame for … Continue reading

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Really Stupid Security Theater: The Audi Field Edition

As the Security Rachet (and racket) continues to needlessly tighten, we are reminded that many sports facilities now require women to use see-through clear plastic purses or bags–what one reader has referred to as “HI, I’M MENSTRUATING!” purses (think about … Continue reading

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