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Links 1/16/19

Links for you. Science: Lake Baikal: how climate change is threatening the world’s oldest, deepest lake Should Evolution Treat Our Microbes as Part of Us? (I’m with Strassman on this) The Apple Watch 4 is an iffy atrial fibrillation detector … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Randian Batshitloonitarian Right

While many on the left-ish side of the political spectrum are aware of the radical nature of both the theocratic right and the white supremacist right, less attention has been to the radicalism of the Any Rand-following batshitloonitarian wing of … Continue reading

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Links 1/15/19

Links for you. Science: Why 2019 is shaping up to be a stellar year for space exploration An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress… Mysterious Shark Species Discovered in Museum Collection May Already Be Extinct Lab Severs … Continue reading

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Co-Pays, Elective Treatments, And Insulin

The Best Healthcare System In The World™ (boldface mine): Mallory Lorge, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, is forced to ration her insulin and look at her possessions to decide what she can sell to pay down her bills because … Continue reading

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Links 1/14/19

Links for you. Science: CDC says it’s another bad flu season with up to 7.3 million people sick so far The Weather Service is open 24/7, forecasters are working without pay, and it’s taking a toll Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered A … Continue reading

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Maybe Democrats Should Curse More Often?

Last week, Media Matters noted that the major networks spent five times the amount of air time on Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s calling Trump a motherfucker versus Republican Congressman and elite racist Steve King’s complaining about how white supremacy is viewed … Continue reading

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Links 1/13/19

Links for you. Science: Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex How Climate Change Caused The World’s First Ever Empire To Collapse Despite an opioid crisis, most ERs don’t offer addiction treatment. California is changing that. NEON ecological observatory … Continue reading

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