Monthly Archives: October 2019

Links 10/21/19

Links for you. Science: When Biking and Bears Don’t Mix Why Everything Is Getting Louder: The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt. World’s largest bee, once presumed extinct, filmed alive in the wild Three STDs … Continue reading

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Trump Just Admitted that He Has Violated the Emoluments Clause

Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, but the proposal to host the G-7 Summit at his club in Doral, FL, was an unforced error of the worst kind. Here was the original response, before Trump cancelled (boldface mine): A day after President … Continue reading

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Links 10/20/19

Links for you. Science: Computer Science Now Counts as Math Credit in Most States – Is This a Good Idea? MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel The Navy’s Patent for … Continue reading

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Trump Backs Down on Holding the G-7 Summit at His Club

Well, that serves me right for blogging about fast-moving current events. I had a post all ready to go about Il Trumpe’s horrible decision to host the G-7 Summit at his club in Doral, Florida, and then he goes and … Continue reading

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Links 10/19/19

Links for you. Science: Cell-Bacteria Mergers Offer Clues to How Organelles Evolved The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it (we have a biomass crisis) Time to get a flu shot: 11 cases reported in … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: OpenStreetsDC and Safer Streets, the Dupont Circle Edition Is Our Democrats Learning? The Working the Refs Edition Right Now, Internecine Warfare between Sanders and Warren Supporters Is Stupid The Corporate Board Scam Nothing in … Continue reading

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Links 10/18/19

Links for you. Science: Genes partially explain dog breed behaviors Only 20 Nobels in the sciences have gone to women. Why? A Virus in Koala DNA Stirs the Genetic Pot Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be … Continue reading

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The ‘Legitimate’ Reason Why Trump Might Have Abandoned the Kurds

With Il Trumpe’s utter mishandling of the Kurdish-Turkish conflict (and that’s being generous), more than a few people have asked what’s in this for Trump? That is, how does this policy benefit Trump’s personal interests? Has he been compromised by … Continue reading

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Links 10/17/19

Links for you. Science: China Is Breeding Giant Pigs the Size of Polar Bears Here’s an example of the crazy lengths NASA goes to land safely on Mars Discordant bioinformatic predictions of antimicrobial resistance from whole-genome sequencing data of bacterial … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. Over the last few weeks, I’ve come across a number of stories, tweets, threads and the like which ask two related questions: How can conservatives make so many false and/or hypocritical statements? When conservatives engage … Continue reading

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