Author Archives: mikethemadbiologist

Links 3/29/17

Links for you. Science: The Case of the Dead Dog, the Bullet, and the Geneticist Who Solved It NOAA Cuts Could Stymie Research, Put Lives at Risk Why the Math Curriculum Makes No Sense Is our media learning medical reporting? … Continue reading

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Democrats Shouldn’t Worry About The ‘Fairness’ Of Filibustering Gorsuch For SCOTUS

They really shouldn’t: The implication of this claim, though, is that if Hillary Clinton wins the election, Republicans will give her latitude to appoint a reasonably well-qualified, non-extreme jurist to the vacant spot. I have long been skeptical that Republicans … Continue reading

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When You Kill A Collection, You Kill Scholarship

Witness the beclowning of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (boldface mine): It is my sad duty to report to you that the ULM administration has decided to divest the research collections in the Museum of Natural History. This includes … Continue reading

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Links 3/28/17

Links for you. Science: Asset managers campaign to limit use of antibiotics Science Committee Preparing Comprehensive NSF Legislation Fate of Independent Research Institutes Hangs in the Budgetary Balance (from 2013, but relevant regarding overhead rates) Large Sections of Australia’s Great … Continue reading

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Everything Is About The Budget Control Act

Or, Republicans are now getting screwed by the forced austerity they created. Every so often, I come across a piece arguing that Il Trumpe isn’t that different from Reagan. While I agree in many ways–is Betsy DeVos any more ridiculous … Continue reading

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Links 3/27/17

Links for you. Science: Connecting the Food Supply and Urinary Tract Infections Random Drift With A Determined Outcome: A Parsimonious Null Model Of Neanderthal Replacement By Modern Humans Via Neutral Species Drift A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space … Continue reading

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Help Healthcare Executives

Commandante Atrios has a wonderful idea: Heh.

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