Monthly Archives: October 2023

Links 10/31/23

Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: I Ate All Your Precious Golf Worms And I’d Do It Again New pill helps COVID smell and taste loss fade quickly: The antiviral drug ensitrelvir, which shortens sensory problems, is one … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense, Except in the Light of Creationism: The Speaker Johnson Edition

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. If you hadn’t heard, the House Republicans, after punching themselves in the nuts for over two weeks, finally managed to elect a Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson. Even by Republican standards, he’s out there, … Continue reading

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Links 10/30/23

Links for you. Science: Vesicle-enriched secretomes alter bacterial competitive abilities and are drivers of evolution in microbial communities Sanders Seeks Investigation of NIH Licensing Practices An atlas of continuous adaptive evolution in endemic human viruses COVID-19 that confines you to … Continue reading

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Yes, Wearing a Mask Matters

Last week, posting was light, in part because I caught a cold* from someone**. I also was at an in-person conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, and by the last couple of hours or so on Wednesday, my symptoms had started–which … Continue reading

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Links 10/29/23

Links for you. Science: ChatGPT use shows that the grant-application system is broken There is a sex bias in amphibian and reptile natural history collections Duration of SARS-CoV-2 Culturable Virus Shedding in Children A Comprehensive Bioinformatics Resource Guide for Genome-Based … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Some Thoughts on DeMAGAfication And the Beat (Sweetener) Goes On… To Understand Foreign Policy, One Must Consider Domestic Politics

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Links 10/28/23

Links for you. Science: First locally-acquired case of dengue virus discovered in Pasadena For the first time, research reveals crows use statistical logic: The birds can associate images with distinct reward probabilities. Long COVID research risks losing momentum – we … Continue reading

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Links 10/27/23

Links for you. Science: How plants communicate with each other when in danger Review estimates 69% 3-dose vaccine efficacy against long COVID Announcing a Simplified Review Framework for NIH Research Project Grant Applications (doesn’t kick in until 2024) Multidrug-resistant E. … Continue reading

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Links 10/26/23

Links for you. Science: Horrifying parasitic wasp with a giant head is one of more than 100 newfound species discovered in the Amazon (kinda cute akshually) Early Europeans Ate Seaweed for Thousands of Years Earth’s Core Appears to Be Leaking … Continue reading

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Links 10/25/23

Links for you. Science: Crocodile sex frenzy triggered by Chinook helicopters and thunder in central Queensland What Went Wrong with a Highly Publicized COVID Mask Analysis? The Cochrane Library, a trusted source of health information, misled the public by prioritizing … Continue reading

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