Monthly Archives: August 2020

Links 8/31/20

Links for you. Science: Starbucks Cafe’s Covid Outbreak Spared Employees Who Wore Masks New drool-based tests are replacing the dreaded coronavirus nasal swab A dilemma for ‘long-haulers’: Many can’t prove they ever had Covid-19 Africa Declared Free Of Wild Polio … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Overall, the Same as Last Week

Which still is about seven times as high as a good prevalence, one that allows normal-ish activity (one new case per 100,000 people per day). Wards 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8 improved (Wards 5 and 7 decreased a lot), … Continue reading

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Links 8/30/20

Links for you. Science: How Bacteria-Eating Bacteria Could Help Win the War Against Germs. While microscopic and little known, predatory bacteria are among the world’s fiercest and most effective hunters. A tweetorial on the t-test Biogen conference likely led to … Continue reading

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Throw in Some Quiet Too, and You Have a Deal

Observed on Ontario Rd NW, between Florida and Kalorama, Adams Morgan, D.C.:

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Links 8/29/20

Links for you. Science: eLife launches Executable Research Articles for publishing computationally reproducible results Challenge to scientists: does your ten-year-old code still run? Missing documentation and obsolete environments force participants in the Ten Years Reproducibility Challenge to get creative. A … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: GND The State of COVID in D.C.: Some Improvement, Which Isn’t Good Enough Three D.C. COVID-19 Case Studies HIV Prevention and D.C. Statehood What Normal-ish Means, Especially for D.C. Schools The Actual GOP Platform

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Links 8/28/20

Links for you. Science: Thunderstorms might induce respiratory emergencies for those 65 and older, a study says A math problem stumped experts for 50 years. This grad student from Maine solved it in days. “That’s ridiculous,” Lisa Piccirillo thought when … Continue reading

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The Actual GOP Platform

It pains me to say this, but David Frum…is correct in his description of the actual Republican Party platform–though they’re unwilling to admit this is their platform (boldface mine): 1) The most important mechanism of economic policy—not the only tool, … Continue reading

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Links 8/27/20

Links for you. Science: Humidity is a consistent climatic factor contributing to SARS‐CoV‐2 transmission Have L.A.’s homeless people dodged a COVID-19 catastrophe? Tiles to restore corals, designed and 3D printed in Hong Kong, may be key to saving the world’s … Continue reading

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What Normal-ish Means, Especially for D.C. Schools

One point some asshole with a blog Twitter feed routinely makes is that, if we could lower the prevalence of COVID-19 in D.C. to lower levels, we could return to normal-ish activities. So what does that mean? What we want … Continue reading

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