Monthly Archives: May 2019

Links 5/27/19

Links for you. Science: A New Book Argues That Generic Drugs Are Poisoning Us Rats Are Taking Over New York City Air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’ Forced Out of the Academic Pipeline Doctors Blame D.C.’s … Continue reading

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The Dakotas, the District, and Identity

Recently, there has been a bit of activity around D.C. statehood. Whenever this happens, someone comes along and ‘D.C.-splains’ how D.C. should just be folded into Maryland (Thanks for the tip! We’ve never heard that idea before!). Leaving aside the … Continue reading

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Links 5/26/19

Links for you. Science: New BLAST results to become the default view August 1, 2019 Outcomes for NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardees: A Preliminary Look What Superbug Hunters Know That We Don’t ‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep … Continue reading

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Cars and Suburbia: Why I Am Pessimistic About a Green New Deal

Let me preface this with noting that, as an organizing principle, the Green New Deal (GND) is pretty good. But I’ve had doubts about the GND doing much to significantly curb U.S. CO2 emissions, and this excellent column by Gordon … Continue reading

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Links 5/25/19

Links for you. Science: Cluster of massive great white sharks spotted off Carolina coast ‘Heartbeat’ Bills Get the Science of Fetal Heartbeats All Wrong Why race science is on the rise again A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Admittedly, He Doesn’t Know How a Womb Works Either The Incompetency of ‘The Best People’: The 5G Edition How Is This Not Disqualifying for Biden? What Internet Era Luddites Actually Look Like Big… Professional … Continue reading

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Links 5/24/19

Links for you. Science: Conservatives’ junk science is having real consequences A dangerous delay: The University of Maryland waited 18 days to inform students of a virus on campus. That decision left vulnerable students like Olivia Paregol in the dark. … Continue reading

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Democratic Voters Are Better Than, but Many Are Still Bad

And we need to recognize that. Last week, this poll came across the transom: As you might imagine, it was correctly viewed as bigotry. Then the polling outfit broke this down by party affiliation: < While most people were focusing … Continue reading

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Links 5/23/19 Scheduled Flickr maintenance has taken far too long; after Yahoo bought Flickr (and then subsequently sold it), Flickr has really gone downhill. Anyway, links for you. Science: Soviets Tried So, So Hard to Eliminate the Plague A Waste of … Continue reading

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Sanders’ Very Good Education Plan

Since we’ve discussed Warren’s very good housing program*, let’s discuss Sen. Sanders’ recently released educational program. Before getting to the specifics, it’s very broad and comprehensive, such that it has been described in different ways by different reporters. It has … Continue reading

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