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Links 11/23/17

Links for you. Science: Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there’s nothing you can do about it Do civilisations collapse? Time is Running Out: Why Diagnostic Tests Are A Crucial Tool in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Industrial Strength: … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Observed on 16th Street NW, between Q and Corcoran, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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How To Betray The Resistance

This is yet another reason why this ‘Old Democrat’ has trust issues with the New Democrats (boldface mine): In the wake of the Equifax scandal, Congress has been under pressure to act. But the price of modest reforms in Washington … Continue reading

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Links 11/22/17

Links for you. Science: Discussing sexual misconduct in STEM in our post-Weinstein world (puts the Helgen-Smithsonian conflict in a very different light; odd how this wasn’t mentioned at all in contemporaneous news coverage) Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 … Continue reading

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Evening Red

Observed at the corner of 14th and S Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Class War Overreach

Oh, you thought I was talking about the left? Nope (boldface mine): It’s honestly quite surprising to me that Republicans didn’t just figure out the biggest deficit increase they could get away with, hand almost all of it to the … Continue reading

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Links 11/21/17

Links for you. Science: Save the sea squirts! Wait, what? How the English language has evolved like a living creature A Zombie Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn’t All Bad Global phylogenetic … Continue reading

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