Monthly Archives: February 2019

Links 2/23/19

Links for you. Science: Eradicating Disease-Causing Pests Sound Like a Smart Idea? Not So Fast. Polar vortex chill exterminated 95 percent of stink bugs in Va. Tech experiment High risk: anti-vaxxers in the delivery ward FDA chief says feds might … Continue reading

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Two Blog Things And Weekly Review

First, I’M RUNNING (heh). Second, I did a podcast thingee with @lushleft. I’m not used to talking with someone about this stuff without having visual cues so I don’t interrupt, but, despite my suckiness, it was fun anyway. Anyway, in … Continue reading

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Links 2/22/19

Links for you. Science: Enterococcus faecium genome dynamics during long-term asymptomatic patient gut colonization Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’ How clean water can be the most powerful weapon against superbugs Does … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Primary Rules Whining

And this time, it won’t be the Dreaded BernieBros (BOOGA! BOOGA!). See if you can find the problem (boldface mine): The DNC set rules decades ago to discourage fringe candidates from remaining in the race and to reduce the power … Continue reading

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Links 2/21/19

Links for you. Science: A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue. (the bioethicists did predict this…) Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to … Continue reading

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The Bronx Is Not Burning: Fighting The Urban Battles Of Yesteryear

Recently, Amazon announced that they would no longer be building ‘HQ2’ in Long Island City, NY. The general consensus seems to be that the deal fell apart over the money Amazon, a trillion dollar company, would receive from the city … Continue reading

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Links 2/20/19

Links for you. Science: The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes The Nuclear Option The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. Escaping The Cold: Sharks Huddle Around Thermal Power … Continue reading

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When Nice Things Do Cost Too Much

Jacob Bacharach makes an excellent observation about the cost of building mass transit (boldface mine): Hidden within all this no-nice-things nose-thumbing is a legitimate problem, however. Railroads that cost as much per mile as the entire annual operating budget of … Continue reading

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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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