Monthly Archives: October 2019

Links 10/31/19

Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: Cancer-causing superbug has become twice as hard to kill The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die A Textbook Evolutionary Story About Moths … Continue reading

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A Single Healthcare System Internalizes Costs that Corporations Would Like to Externalize

And that’s a good thing. This is a really good point I haven’t seen mentioned much in discussions of healthcare insurance funding (boldface mine): We need universal health care because we cannot sue enough companies to pay for all of … Continue reading

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Links 10/30/19

Links for you. Science: Inside Trump’s War on Climate Science Report suggests NASA can save a good deal of money, by being a lot less concerned about space germs What’s Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists? Carl Safina … Continue reading

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Skynet Isn’t the Problem with AI

There are some ludicrous claims about AI (artificial intelligence) that received a good debunking (boldface mine): AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio told BBC News he didn’t like the Terminator films for several reasons. “They paint a picture which is really not … Continue reading

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Links 10/29/19

Links for you. Science: Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers A new pesticide is all the buzz Bipartisan Report Says Trump’s Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a ‘Crisis’ The White House didn’t like my agency’s research. So … Continue reading

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‘Real’ Democrats Don’t Embrace Republican Talking Points: The Healthcare Edition

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted the following about ‘real’ Democrats (as in, Sanders supposedly isn’t one): If we look at policy among elected officials, Sen. Sanders is an independent, but you have to be staggeringly ignorant … Continue reading

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Links 10/28/19

Links for you. Science: Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China Danish levels of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat stable Fired EPA scientists to release air pollution report they say agency unqualified to issue Microbiome research needs a … Continue reading

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No One Could Have Predicted Closing a Needle Exchange Would Cause a Hepatitis C Outbreak

Actually, everyone would have predicted this (boldface mine): A new case of hepatitis C was reported nearly every eight hours in Kanawha County [West Virginia] last year. The number of men and women diagnosed in 2018 with the infectious disease … Continue reading

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Links 10/27/19

Links for you. Science: New NIH Resource to Analyze Biomedical Research Citations: The Open Citation Collection Modern Humans Inherited Even More DNA From Neanderthals And Denisovans Than We Thought Planktoteuthis squid Kim Jong Un May Be Hiding a Hog Apocalypse … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Feed Algorithm Sucks

I recently did a side-by-side comparison of my Twitter timelines with the ‘latest’ setting (i.e., only people you follow plus promoted tweets) versus the ‘algorithm’ timeline (what Twitter thinks you’ll like plus people you follow and promoted tweets). Before I … Continue reading

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