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Links 6/24/19

Links for you. Science: Top D.C. health official urges principals to help boost measles vaccination rate The Forgotten Operating System That Keeps the NYC Subway System Alive Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement In the … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History

I had a chance to visit the newly refurbished Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. It’s pretty good. Lots of interesting information, the fossils are posed well, and it’s not just about big things with teeth … Continue reading

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Links 6/23/19

Links for you. Science: Act now on CRISPR babies Superbug gene that resists “last resort” antibiotics detected in US for the first time Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? When English is not … Continue reading

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Mass Transit Is Not Pity Charity

It’s the only way cities can work. Last week, Montgomery County officials (Maryland) spent a week using mass transit instead of driving. That’s a good start, but, if they were to use for months, they would probably get a better … Continue reading

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Links 6/22/19

Links for you. Science: What bats, primates and even zebrafish tell us about human aging New evidence points to possible cause of puzzling paralysis in kids Confused or worried about antibiotics? This Harvard infectious disease expert has some answers One … Continue reading

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Links 6/21/19

Links for you. Science: Small, furry and powerful: are mouse lemurs the next big thing in genetics? (dunno) Trump directs agencies to cut advisory boards by ‘at least’ one-third Hyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing … Continue reading

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The Rent Is Too Damn High: The 14th Street Edition

Returning to a running theme–business rents are too high–let’s look at D.C.’s 14th Street, NW (boldface mine): It’s been hard to ignore the takeover that’s been happening along the 14th Street corridor. Slowly, independently and locally owned restaurants that helped … Continue reading

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