Monthly Archives: May 2019

Links 5/31/19

Links for you. Science: SpaceX’s Starlink has a new foe: Astronomers Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science A 3D-printed hand-powered centrifuge for molecular biology Verona Integron-Encoded Metallo-β-Lactamase–Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections in U.S. Residents Associated with Invasive Medical … Continue reading

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The Campaign Industrial Complex

If you ever wonder why Democratic officials are so hapless, consider this filter most of them must squeeze through (boldface mine): I don’t recall being asked about my platform but they wanted to know how much I thought I could … Continue reading

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Links 5/30/19

Links for you. Science: Deep sea corals may be oldest living marine organism Why So Many Sharks Have Bird Feathers in Their Bellies The Flight of the Texas Fireflies A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Life’s Arrival on Land … Continue reading

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How to Use Polling Data for Gaslighting Clickbait

Consider this part of our ongoing series in how not to use polling data. This head-explodey tweet came across the transom recently: For the third week in a row, The Economist/YouGov polling shows that the share of Democratic primary voters … Continue reading

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Links 5/29/19

Links for you. Science: Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders We’re finally studying how to combat the anti-vax movement, but the methods may surprise you Tool use in an elephant Ravaged by Pig Fever, China’s Farms Now Face Armyworm … Continue reading

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Beware the Reaper

Observed on 14th NW, between R and S, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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The Housing Debate Shows How Meaningless Political Descriptions Are

Last week, Farhad Manjoo of the NY Times had an article which was given the online headline of “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals” and a print headline of “Nimby Liberals Make Cities Unlivable.” Interestingly, Manjoo himself doesn’t use … Continue reading

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Links 5/28/19

Links for you. Science: A “Cultural” Renaissance: Genomics Breathes New Life into an Old Craft The District’s racial and income divide is cutting short the lives of black residents Anti-abortion laws have dire public health consequences Unlocking the Promise of … Continue reading

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Beast Mode

Observed on Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Blue Dog ‘Moderation’: It’s About the Campaign Donations, Stupid

Martin Longman makes a very good point about the ersatz moderation of the Blue Dog/New Democrats (boldface mine): If you’re using “Blue Dog” as a synonym for “moderate,” then I don’t disagree. But the Blue Dogs are known for more … Continue reading

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