Monthly Archives: February 2019

Links 2/19/19

Links for you. Science: Archaeologists in Pompeii Find Fresco of Narcissus in ‘Extraordinary’ Condition NASA twin astronauts study finds no flashing red lights for long spaceflight Behe…yeah, he’s over and done with Foodborne Illness Part II: How Do Scientists Track … Continue reading

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Keeping Policy Simple–For Those Who Experience It

One of the frustrating things about many policy debates is that there is too much emphasis on the details in political discussions: When it comes to healthcare policy, people don’t care about the API, they care about the GUI. In … Continue reading

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Links 2/18/19

Links for you. Science: What Will D.C. Feel Like If Climate Change Continues Unabated? Mississippi Democrats saved butterfly sanctuary from Trump’s wall, but Trump might come for it anyway What happened to bird flu? How a major threat to human … Continue reading

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Privatization Ideologues Are Harming D.C.’s Metro

Even as the District leadership still isn’t getting mass transit. But we’ll get to that in a bit. A while back, some asshole with a blog noted this about the WMATA Metro board: But we shouldn’t discount the role ideology … Continue reading

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Links 2/17/19

Links for you. Science: The benefits of the measles vaccine go beyond just protecting against measles ‘Pit of Infection’: A Border Town’s Crisis Has Nothing to Do With Migrants This river is too toxic to touch, and people live right … Continue reading

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Now Would Be An Excellent Time For Democrat Rep. Neal To Get Trump’s Tax Returns

There’s a small gag joke that floats around Twitter: any time Trump talks about corruption or theft, someone quote tweets him with “Now would be an excellent time for him to release his tax returns.” It’s something he promised to … Continue reading

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Links 2/16/19

Links for you. Science: No Local Woe, India’s Poor Public Health Feeds Antibiotic Resistance Worldwide The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. Bad math on the measles vaccine from Sharyl Attkisson – anti-vaxxers … Continue reading

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