Monthly Archives: September 2018

Links 9/30/18

Links for you. Science: Antibiotic combos using four to five drugs effective against E. coli The Palmdale Bulge: A Geo-Crisis That Likely Never Existed Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound A Man Says His DNA Test Proves … Continue reading

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It’s Often About The Banks

By way of Naked Capitalism, I came across this long, but excellent, movie about how the UK has morphed from having a physical empire to having a financial one, one revolving around former colonial territories which now serve as tax … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/18

Links for you. Science: Behold, Another Signal of the Coming Climate Apocalypse That Will Go Ignored by Half Our Political System There Were 1 Billion Monarch Butterflies. Now There Are 93 Million. Open-access bacterial population genomics: BIGSdb software, the … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: What Is Wrong With D.C.’s Metro In One Tweet The Republican Puke Funnel Is A Little Bent The Strange Silence Of Education Reformers Millenials Are Killing Metro One Basic Problem For Math Literacy The … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/18

Links for you. Science: A mystery dinosaur in the nation’s basement Pod mods and vaping are creating a new generation of youths addicted to nicotine Ancient Megadrought Causes Present-Day Drama The Case for Expensive Antibiotics DNA Forensics Is Helping Authorities … Continue reading

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The Problem Kavanaugh Faces After His Thursday Testimony

All hail the women on the left. The problem Kavanaugh faces is this: To believe Kavanaugh, GenXers who went to college in the 1980s have to completely ignore their own experiences. Colleges, especially the elite ones, were permeated with a … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/18

Links for you. Science: Additional Information on Sexual Harassment Policy at NIH Scientists And Lawmakers Slammed This Health Agency For Its Weak Policies On Sexual Harassment Gulper Eel At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 … Continue reading

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One Basic Problem For Math Literacy

The Washington Post has a very good piece about math literacy and how it affects minority students. Unfortunately, the column focuses too much on attitudes–which do matter–and not enough on why students can’t do math. That is, what are students … Continue reading

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Links 9/26/18

Links for you. Science: Remembering the ‘Mother of All Pandemics,’ 100 Years Later Humans Are Making Hurricanes Worse. Here’s How. A Marsupial Mystery: Why Doesn’t The National Zoo Have A Wombat? Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach Sloan Kettering’s Cozy … Continue reading

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Millenials Are Killing Metro

Which means they’re upset about crappy service, just like everyone else (boldface mine): Just as a new Metro study points to poor service as the key cause of its faltering ridership, an outside analysis paints a profile of the commuters … Continue reading

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