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Links 2/21/18

Links for you. Science: Where does your ESBL come from? How We Pollute the Air Every Morning (Before We Hop in the Car) Bitcoin Mining Is Hindering the Search for Alien Life More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak … Continue reading

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Shopping Descartes

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

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Note To Anti-LGBTers: This Is How You Conscientiously Object

A Montanan public servant decided to not obey what he considered an unjust directive to help ICE deport immigrants. See if you can find the interesting part! (boldface mine): As a legal secretary with the department since 2011, Dyrdahl-Roberts was … Continue reading

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Links 2/20/18

Links for you. Science: Trump’s Science Advisor, Age 31, Has a Political Science Degree This Scientist Stands Between Scott Pruitt and the Destruction of the EPA’s Advisory Boards A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt Fecal transplants move … Continue reading

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Words To Live By?

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

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Our Scientific Infrastructure Is Not Robust: The Entomology Edition

Many moons ago, some asshole with a blog noted the following about our scientific infrastructure: One of the ridiculous things about many depictions of science in TV and movies is the notion that there’s this huge infrastructure: shiny labs (which … Continue reading

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Links 2/19/18

Links for you. Science: Trump’s top ‘science adviser’ is a 31-year-old with only a political science degree and an ex-Peter Thiel employee President Trump has been dangerously silent on this year’s deadly flu epidemic Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza … Continue reading

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