Monthly Archives: November 2018

Links 11/26/18

Links for you. Science: Massive Solar Storm Detonated Hidden American Bombs During the Vietnam War, Navy Records Show A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great EPA to weigh tougher pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks Taxonomy, the science … Continue reading

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The Business Rents Are Still Too Damn High

One reason we see so many ‘fast casual’ restaurants, which are basically ordinary, quick if not fast, food, but at thirty to forty percent higher prices, is due to high business rents: When it comes to food, in too many … Continue reading

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Links 11/25/18

Links for you. Science: This STD is more common than gonorrhea, but few people know about it. Johns Hopkins is hoping to change that. Outbreak: Ebola spreads to Congolese city of 1.2 million sparking containment fears The kilogram is dead; … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Politics Involves Conflict

I endorse this sentiment wholeheartedly (boldface mine): Somewhat disparate as these accounts may be, what they tend to have in common is an aversion to conflict as such and an implicit belief that a healthy politics is always one in … Continue reading

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Links 11/24/18

Links for you. Science: Swarms of Supersize Mosquitoes Besiege North Carolina How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’ How the Farm Bureau’s Climate Agenda Is Failing Its Farmers The Unexpected Upsides of the Hole in Fire Island How an … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: DOPA And The Classic D.C. Governance Problem House Democrats Are About To Hamstring Themselves Understanding A Key Part Of The Democratic Coalition Climate Change And Disasters I’m Thankful That Amazon Didn’t Come To D.C. … Continue reading

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Links 11/23/18

Links for you. Science: Kelly, the Sassy Dolphin Death by Fertilizer Patients Give Doctors High Marks For Prescribing Antibiotics For Common Sniffles Crop-protecting insects could be turned into bioweapons, critics warn There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of … Continue reading

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Performative Politics: The Impeachment Edition

A while ago, I noted this about Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (boldface mine): Democrats would have had repeated opportunities to contrast the two parties, were Republicans to complain. Senate Democrats could have busted out rhetoric like “we’re protecting … Continue reading

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Links 11/22/18

Links for you. Science: Tickborne diseases such as Lyme hit record highs in the U.S., CDC says Lawsuit alleges sexual assault, ‘21st-century Animal House’ at Dartmouth College Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful That Amazon Didn’t Come To D.C.

Last week, when Amazon decided to set up sorta-kinda-headquarters in Crystal City and in Long Island City, NY, I was glad D.C. wasn’t going to waste any money on enriching the wealthiest man in the world. Given how Crystal City, … Continue reading

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