Monthly Archives: August 2019

Links 8/31/19

Links for you. Science: A Once Common Gecko Is Vanishing from Parts of Asia Washington has now hit 90 degrees or higher 50 times this year, a rare milestone Citizen Scientists Find Rare Orchid In Virginia After Trump blames mental … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Paul Ryan Embraces the Congressional Retirement Plan™ Now Would Be an Excellent Time for Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns Contrasting Biden with Trump Electability as a Fig Leaf “Take the Land”: Impeach … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/19

Links for you. Science: Why replacing cocaine barons with cattle ranchers is destroying the Amazon D.C. is adding freshwater mussels to the Anacostia River to help clean it Scientists decry ‘ignorance’ of rolling back species protections in the midst of … Continue reading

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Healthcare Insurance Versus Actual Healthcare

One of the perpetually frustrating things about our healthcare debate is that it’s largely a healthcare insurance debate. There is little direct discussion of how various proposed systems would deliver actual healthcare. A good healthcare system, of course, would be … Continue reading

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Links 8/29/19

Links for you. Science: Rain-resistant wheat variety developed using genome editing Marsh Mud Hides a Key Ingredient for “Anti-Greenhouse Gas” How “Useless” Science Unraveled an Amphibian Apocalypse How to Survive a Hurricane as a Spider: Be Aggressive She Studies Sea … Continue reading

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“Take the Land”: Impeach Him, Impeach Him Now

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to get upset when–oh fuck, why do I even bother? (boldface mine) President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that … Continue reading

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Links 8/28/19

Links for you. Science: Plague-infected prairie dogs prompt shutdowns near Denver. Fleas can spread it to pets and humans. Tiny ancient amulets of deities, skulls, scarabs, phalluses unearthed in Pompeii A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. A New Species … Continue reading

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Electability as a Fig Leaf

I have no doubt that many Democrats support Biden because they think he’s the most likely to win. Others think that he was alright with Obama, so he’ll probably work out (needless to say, I don’t think that…). But amidst … Continue reading

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Links 8/27/19

Links for you. Science: Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis A Tissue Sample From 1966 Held Traces of Early HIV How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation (much of this is rediscovering what … Continue reading

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Contrasting Biden with Trump

It goes without saying that if the choice is between Biden and Il Trumpe, it’s a no-brainer: vote Biden. But, despite claims of Biden’s electability, a Biden nomination would make it harder to draw distinctions with Trump. For example, Biden … Continue reading

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