Monthly Archives: September 2022

What Big Ears You Have

Observed on Swann Street NW, between 15th and 16th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Links 9/24/22

Links for you. Science: Fossils Solve Mystery of an Ancient ‘Alien Goldfish’ Humans are dosing Earth’s waterways with medicines. It isn’t healthy. (big problem for antibiotic resistance too) The Fatal Error of an Ancient, HIV-Like Virus. It got too cozy … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Roadster The Extremist’s Veto: What Happens If We Don’t Prosecute Trump? It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: The ‘End’ of the Pandemic and Long COVID Some Sort of Good News About Long COVID and … Continue reading

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Links 9/23/22

Links for you. Science: Scientists have calculated how many ants are on Earth. The number is so big it’s ‘unimaginable.’ The US Is Measuring Extreme Heat Wrong D.C. Health Struggles To Overcome Pandemic Delays in Wastewater Surveillance Project Outbreak of … Continue reading

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Links 9/22/22

Links for you. Science: The case for lotteries as a tiebreaker of quality in research funding. More funders should consider using randomization to choose grant recipients when decisions are too close to call. (I and many others have being arguing … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious About Gun Control

Thanks to the June decision by the Supreme Court that argues gun control regulations must be rooted in ‘historic traditions’, ammosexuals have started firing off lawsuits, including one that argues for the right to carry on D.C.’s Metro. D.C. Attorney … Continue reading

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Links 9/21/22

Links for you. Science: Sydney’s Trash Wars: People And Cockatoos Locked In Escalating ‘Innovation Arms Race’ Monkeypox in a Young Infant — Florida, 2022 “When They’re Hungry, They’ll Let You Know”: Caring for Dogfish Biden Is Wrong, the COVID-19 Pandemic … Continue reading

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Some Sort of Good News About Long COVID and Vaccination

At least in relative terms. Unlike the U.S., the UK has been monitoring random population samples through its UK COVID-19 Infection Survey (run by the Office for National Statistics, ONS) and samples over 500,000 people. A recent study reports the … Continue reading

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Links 9/20/22

Links for you. Science: SARS-CoV-2 lineages, Cryptic lineages, and a prediction of what the next dominant VOCs will be. Fears world’s smallest primate may have quietly gone extinct Moving target: The global monkeypox outbreak is giving the virus an unprecedented … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: The ‘End’ of the Pandemic and Long COVID

Over the weekend, CBS 60 Minutes aired an interview with Biden, in which he proclaimed “the pandemic is over.” Leaving aside all of the ways this is harmful, such as ‘why should I get a booster, especially if I had … Continue reading

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