Monthly Archives: June 2019

Links 6/30/19

Links for you. Science: When a New Study Debunks Science, Don’t Ignore It: The world should know that there’s no biological difference between liberals and conservatives (excellent; must-read) This Local Mosquito Researcher Is Trying To Build A Bug That Doesn’t … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Big Fan of Tax Easements, But If You’re Going to Use Them…

…this is the right way to do it (boldface mine): A decades-old District institution on Georgia Avenue NW looks like it’s slated for a 10-year tax abatement, after the black-owned bookstore lobbied for relief from the city. The D.C. Council … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Taxes

Links 6/29/19

Links for you. Science: HPV vaccine now recommended through age 45 in some cases Beta Blockers Were a Miracle Cure for My Stage Fright. Then they took over my life The U.S. Needs to Tighten Vaccination Mandates Where To Find … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts–with an EXTRA BONUS WEEK! (cuz I missed last week): Big Cannabis? Cars Turned Everyone Into Lawbreakers Why Pelosi Might Be Opposing an Impeachment Inquiry: Margolies-Mezvinsky Anti-Abortionism: One Part Fanaticism, One Part Cynicism Will ‘Biden … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Roundup

Links 6/28/19

Links for you. Science: Public Sewage Revealed Shift Away From Illegal Weed After Legalization Analysing the mouse microbiome autism data Emails: Trump official pressed NASA on climate science The secret social lives of viruses HIV Is Spreading in West Virginia. … Continue reading

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You Are the Traffic: The Boston Red Line Breakdown Edition

Recently, in an effort to make D.C.’s WMATA feel good about itself, Boston’s T, specifically the Red Line, was pretty much broken due to a derailed train that wiped out much of the signaling infrastructure. As with so many unplanned … Continue reading

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Links 6/27/19

Links for you. Science: The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Cancer Researchers From Top Institutions Jessica Biel says she supports vaccines — which is exactly what anti-vaxxers say (though in private…) This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of … Continue reading

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Celebrity Journalists Are Bad

And ten person ‘debates’ are stupid too. From 538: Shithead celebrity Chuck Todd–who is not running for anything–had the fourth most words (and essentially tied with Warren). Todd also had twice as many words as Jay Inslee, who has a … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats

Links 6/26/19

Links for you. Science: Otter Bones Provide a Clue to an Enduring Conservation Mystery NIH should ask both institutions and investigators to report sexual harassment findings, advisory group says Nearly one in five NIH employees say they experienced gender harassment … Continue reading

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The Business Rent Is Too High: The Austin, TX Edition

As part of our irregular series, we have another example of local businesses getting clobbered by massive rent increases, this time in Austin, TX (boldface mine): Just this week, Hut’s Hamburgers, in downtown Austin since 1969 (and on South Congress … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Food, Urban Planning