Monthly Archives: October 2018

Links 10/26/18

Links for you. Science: Are Wet-Induced Wrinkled Fingers Primate Rain Treads? Cuttlefish wear their thoughts on their skin Environmental Regulation Has Helped Cut Deaths From Air Pollution in Half City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can. Chimps … Continue reading

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The New York Times Is Not Our Ally

Jay Rosen gets it right (boldface mine): Recently the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, said something that I believe touched on this anxiety. We won’t be baited into becoming ‘the opposition.’ And we won’t be applauded … Continue reading

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Links 10/25/18

Links for you. Science: Mexico’s Discount-Health-Care Problem The Climate Won’t Stop Changing In 2100 Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’ This bizarre-looking font helps you remember what you read How Red and Green Slime … Continue reading

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Paid Leave And D.C.’s Petite–And Petty–Bourgeoisie

So The Washington Post only endorsed Reeder for the At-Large Council position, citing opposition to Silverman on the basis of her support of D.C.’s paid family leave law. This should be expected for an editorial page run by Fred Hiatt … Continue reading

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Links 10/24/18

Links for you. Science: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought The FDA Lacks A Policy For Scientists Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Including This Famous Tobacco Researcher Before Arguing About … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility In The Heartland

Or, what’s the matter with Iowa? Usually, when I’m discussing voting, I approach the topic from more of a ‘how do we get people to pull the lever’ perspective. The danger in constantly thinking like that, however, is that you … Continue reading

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Links 10/23/18

Links for you. Science: Sexual misconduct by NIH-funded PIs IS research misconduct There Are Very Fine Scientists on Both Sides. On Both Sides. What the tests don’t show FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45 Genome Sequencing Reveals … Continue reading

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D.C. Election Endorsements

Since early voting has started in D.C. (go here for more information), here are the Mad Biologist’s endorsements. As always, I don’t really expect my endorsements to influence anyone other than me. I’ve also stayed away from the eleventy gajillion … Continue reading

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Links 10/22/18

Links for you. Science: The most important science policy issue in every state Saving the horseshoe crab: A synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for endotoxin detection Why Southeast Asia and Australia’s Coral Reefs Became So Rich in Species A … Continue reading

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Are Professional Democrats Ready For November 7th?

If the previous decades are any indication, probably not. Charles Pierce makes a very good point, and one to remember even if Democrats do well (boldface mine): These two statements are not merely crude electioneering. They are part of a … Continue reading

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