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Links 8/17/17

Links for you. Science: What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written by a Google employee in August 2017? Merck CEO quits Trump panel in ‘stand against violence and extremism’ FDA puts new restrictions … Continue reading

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Original Old Time Flavor

Observed on U Street NW, between 11th and 12th, U Street Corridor:

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If Companies Won’t Pay Your For Your Data…

…then maybe we should make them. I’m getting ahead of myself here. With all of the hullabaloo about Mark Zuckerberg possibly running for president (though probably in the wrong party), it’s worth remembering just how creepy a company Facebook is … Continue reading

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Links 8/16/17

Links for you. Science: Now that David Brooks has endorsed it, can we declare evolutionary psychology brain-dead and pull the plug? Antibiotic susceptibility testing in less than 30 min using direct single-cell imaging Compensatory mutations improve general permissiveness to antibiotic … Continue reading

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Hands

Observed on Florida Ave. NW, between California and Champlain, Adams-Morgan, D.C.:

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Not A Good Day For A Jewish Charlottesville Congregation

Leaving aside what motivates the median Trump supporter, one of the key motivations, if not the key motivation, of Neo-Nazis specifically is anti-Semitism. Which makes this report all the more disturbing (boldface mine): On Saturday morning, I stood outside our … Continue reading

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Links 8/15/17

Links for you. Science: Antibiotic susceptibility testing in less than 30 min using direct single-cell imaging Compensatory mutations improve general permissiveness to antibiotic resistance plasmids If not everyone can be a scientist, who gets to choose? How to shelter from … Continue reading

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