Monthly Archives: July 2019

In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: When the War Comes Home ‘Losing’ Versus Replacing Your Insurance We Have Become a ‘Papers Please’ Society The Left Has Never Supported Online Media Our Political Press Corps Is Unable to Write Actual Stories … Continue reading

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Links 7/26/19

Links for you. Science: The Human Brain Project Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise From Sewage Dump To Beach: Washington’s Rivers May Be Safe To Swim Within 5 Years Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health How fat … Continue reading

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Democratic Myopia and Impeachment

Elizabeth Spiers identifies something very important about the Democratic leadership (boldface mine): None of this is to say that Pelosi is not personally horrified by what’s happening. Perhaps she is. But whatever she’s experiencing is obviously not compelling or severe … Continue reading

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Links 7/25/19

Links for you. Science: Cigarette butts hamper plant growth—study Emotion-detection applications built on outdated science, report warns By 2050, Boston will be like Atlanta, Portland like San Antonio, and 22% of Earth … somewhere else Meet John Houbolt: He Figured … Continue reading

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Our Political Press Corps Is Unable to Write Actual Stories

Below, I’ve reproduced Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff’s remarks from the Mueller hearings. When I read them, it’s amazing that our political press corps really hasn’t been able to tell the story like Schiff did. It’s the clearest exposition of what … Continue reading

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Links 7/24/19

Links for you. Science: FDA approves new treatment for complicated urinary tract and complicated intra-abdominal infections Saydean Zeldin: Guiding Apollo’s engines World’s most invasive mosquito nearly eradicated from two islands in China Here’s Why Pacific Biosciences Is Tumbling Today Chinese … Continue reading

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The Left Has Never Supported Online Media

Last week, Bill Scher argued that the Democrat Netroots, an informal group of left-leaning bloggers that came to prominence during the early 2000s, died because there were internal divisions about policy and the netroots became irrelevant as the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Links 7/23/19

Links for you. Science: What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections The Alaska Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Be a Disaster for U.S. Climate Research Quantifying and Understanding Well-to-Well Contamination in Microbiome Research Pathogen Taxonomy Updates at … Continue reading

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We Have Become a ‘Papers Please’ Society

For those of us who are not young, one of the operational definitions of freedom was not living in a ‘papers, please’ society–that is, you didn’t need to provide internal security officials documentation to travel freely if you were a … Continue reading

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Links 7/22/19

Links for you. Science: Forget new crewed missions in space. NASA should focus on saving Earth. The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno I don’t know what I expected a porcupine to sound like but it … Continue reading

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