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Links 9/18/17

Links for you. Science: Lazy ants make themselves useful in unexpected ways Prediction of junior faculty success in biomedical research: comparison of metrics and effects of mentoring programs (intramural funding matters) Next up, the animals: GOP moves to strip protections … Continue reading

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Observed on P Street, NW, between 17th and 18th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The Political Economy Of Equifax And Easy, Bad Credit

Yves Smith makes a very important observation about Equifax, the data collection company that was unable to secure personal data on 143 million Americans (boldface mine): Understand what happened here. Methods of screening borrowers that would seem to be common-sensical, … Continue reading

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Links 9/17/17

Links for you. Science: The Joy of Sexagesimal Floating-Point Arithmetic CDC cracks down on communications with reporters After 15 die in hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins sanitary street washing Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations Gregory Berns Knows … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week (and one day) of Mad Biologist posts: Why Blue States Need To Stop Electing Red Governors: The Metro Edition I Have No Frame Of Reference Left For Healthcare Politics Doggie In The Window Equifax Could Be A Real … Continue reading

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Links 9/16/17

Links for you. Science: Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists. … Continue reading

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What Hogan Taketh Away, He Returneth

In today’s installment of our semi-regular series, “How are area politicians fucking up the D.C. Metro system this week?”, we find that Maryland’s Republican governor, Paul Hogan, after privately going so far as to argue that one line of the … Continue reading

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