Monthly Archives: November 2019

Links 11/30/19

Links for you. Science: Heat-Loving Microbes, Once Dormant, Thrive Over Decades-Old Fire Samoa measles outbreak worsens with death toll reaching 22 Deep Sea Worms viewed under Electron Microscope Climate Change’s Great Lithium Problem Despite Significant Efforts, D.C. Hasn’t Met Goal … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Sunday Sermon: What Impeachment Is All About Blurring the Distinctions: The Deval Patrick Edition Voters Don’t Always Think Linearly: The Coakley/Brown Edition Pragmatism and the Power Primary U.S. Botanic Garden VA Dem Gov. Northam … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Roundup

Links 11/29/19

Links for you. Science: Koalas aren’t functionally extinct, but they need our help How Juul Hooked a Generation on Nicotine (this is a public health catastrophe) Scientists Are Just Beginning to Understand Mysterious DNA Circles Common in Cancer Cells Search … Continue reading

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VA Dem Gov. Northam Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: The ‘Right to Work’ Edition

Before we get to the hapless Virginia Governor and nominal Democrat Ralph Northam, we’ll begin with a very simple question: can you imagine a reality Republicans wouldn’t pass legislation giving them a two percent electoral turnout edge? Because that’s what … Continue reading

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Links 11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: CMA Drops the (Preliminary) Hammer on ILMN-PacBio No, koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’, but they are in trouble Trump’s EPA Is Promoting a Conspiracy Theory Created by Big Tobacco How Purdue planted … Continue reading

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U.S. Botanic Garden

A while ago, I had the chance to visit the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C.–something I’m grateful to be able to do. It was a weird time on a work day after a long weekend, so I basically had the … Continue reading

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Links 11/27/19

Links for you. Science: Deceit at Duke: How fraud at a university research lab prompted a $112M fine Working to the rule – How bibliometric targets distorted Italian research After child deaths, doctors pressure Border Patrol to let them administer … Continue reading

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Pragmatism and the Power Primary

A while ago, I noted that most Democrats weren’t doing very well in what I called the “power primary“: If we briefly allow ourselves to be optimistic about 2021, let’s say Democrats control the House, the presidency, and the Senate. … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death

Links 11/26/19

Links for you. Science: Israeli Company Figures Out How to Turn Household Garbage Into Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Rosslyn Is Invaded by Crows Every Night Revolutionary recycling? A new technology turns everyday trash into plastic treasure. Cement has a carbon problem. Here … Continue reading

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Voters Don’t Always Think Linearly: The Coakley/Brown Edition

And, as always, people have to like this crap. I recently finished Ryan Grim’s We’ve Got People–which is excellent–and I came across this bad memory of Martha Coakley’s Massachusetts failed senate candidacy. To set the stage, after Massachusetts senator Ted … Continue reading

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