Monthly Archives: January 2019

Links 1/27/19

Links for you. Science: ‘We Didn’t Get Ph.D.s Just to Sit Around’: Civil Servants’ Good Will Erodes No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime ‘We are going backward’: How the justice system ignores science in the pursuit of convictions World’s … Continue reading

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People Need To Get Out More

This is largely based on anecdote (though some U.S. Census data seem to support this), but it seems people don’t move around the U.S. as much as they used to*. Without getting into the reasons why, this is not a … Continue reading

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Links 1/26/19

Links for you. Science: We need to rethink everything we know about global warming: New calculations show scientists have grossly underestimated the effects of air pollution (needs to be examined further, etc.) Research Suggests Trump’s Election Has Been Detrimental to … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: When They Tell Us Who They Are ’24’-ing Immigration: The Sicario Edition MLK On Civil And Human Rights Coal Mining? Political Opportunities For Democrats What The Shutdown Tells Us About The Reality Of U.S. … Continue reading

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Links 1/25/19

Links for you. Science: Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean Killing Clothes Lice by … Continue reading

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Medical Tourism Is Still A Bad Solution

From the CDC: Recently, some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, were diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. All of the travelers with this particular infection had an invasive medical procedure performed … Continue reading

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Links 1/24/19

Links for you. Science: Ancient Earth saw a huge spike in meteor impacts. It may be ongoing. New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades If Progressive Democrats Care So Much About The Climate, Why Are They Trying to … Continue reading

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What The Shutdown Tells Us About The Reality Of U.S. Middle Class Life

As we hear more stories about federal employees facing real hardship due to the partial shutdown that has lasted for over a month, it’s really provides us a window into how middle class life has been degraded. One thing to … Continue reading

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Links 1/23/19

Links for you. Science: Tropical rainforests have a soundtrack. Recording it may save them. Adding new DNA letters make novel proteins possible Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline Watch These … Continue reading

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Political Opportunities For Democrats

In keeping with my 2020 primary plea, I’ll preface this post about Democratic politics by acknowledging that I’m leaning slightly towards Warren. Anyway, let’s talk about political opportunities. A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: …after decades of … Continue reading

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