Monthly Archives: April 2019

Links 4/30/19

Links for you. Science: The Dark Saga of Katie Bouman: How a young scientist got sucked into the black hole of the internet Octopus gets eaten alive by a school of leatherjackets How long do vaccines last? The surprising answers … Continue reading

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Yes, We Should Criticize Democratic Candidates

I’m old enough to remember when Senator Sanders ran an ad saying this about Hilary Clinton: Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected. Now she’s making false attacks… The Washington Post says Clinton isn’t telling the truth. She championed … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/19

Links for you. Science: Esther Lederberg and Her Husband Were Both Trailblazing Scientists. Why Have More People Heard of Him? Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs Researchers Rethink the Ancestry of Complex Cells ‘Extreme Pollen’ Blankets North Carolina in … Continue reading

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Stop Talking About ‘Love’ And ‘Hate.’ Bigotries Are Ideologies

While I’m gladdened by the outpouring of support after another synagogue shooting, I’m getting tired of framing this as a battle between ‘love’ and ‘hate.’ Bigotries, whether they be anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, or racist, are not just psychological dysfunctions, nor are … Continue reading

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Links 4/28/19

Links for you. Science: Is Shakespeare’s DNA Hiding in the Folger Library’s Vault? “Project Dustbunny” Aims to Find Out A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories The Hitler Beetle and Other Oddities of Scientific Naming Zapping … Continue reading

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Trump’s Terrible Taxes

One of the reason I’ve wanted to get Il Trumpe’s taxes is that it has been blindingly obvious they will reveal some very bad things. I’m not referring to the very strong possibility that he’s not worth anywhere near what … Continue reading

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Links 4/27/19

Links for you. Science: The Antibiotics Business Is Broken—But There’s a Fix JAMA discourages pre-print deposition Ocean uproar: saving marine life from a barrage of noise An Archaeology Meeting Finds Itself in the Middle of #MeTooSTEM Mexican ecologists push to … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Democratic Primary Voters Who Have No Intention Of Voting For The Democrat In The General Schools In The Richest Nation On Earth Warren’s Very Good College Affordability Program Interesting Passenger When Standard ‘Pundit Talks … Continue reading

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Links 4/26/19

Links for you. Science: A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing As calls for measles vaccination rise, it’s crickets from the White House My Fellow Hasidic Jews Are Making a Terrible Mistake About Vaccinations The Predator That Makes Great White … Continue reading

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Sporting Adventures In Artificial Intelligence

Since I need something lighthearted as the rule of law finally implodes between Il Trumpe’s lawlessness and House Democrats’ gormlessness, let’s talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and sports. According to the Washington Post, a research team had an algorithm develop … Continue reading

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