Author Archives: mikethemadbiologist

Links 12/9/16

Links for you. Science: Wild thing: How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species? Trump’s Plan to Eliminate NASA Climate Research Is Ill-Informed and Dangerous Psychopaths can … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | Leave a comment

A Failure Of Data Transmission: The CRE Edition

There’s a very interesting article that came out recently describing the first public report of carbapenem resistance in E. coli from the U.S. food supply. Maryn McKenna provides a good overview: Bacteria containing a gene that confers resistance to a … Continue reading

Posted in Antibiotics, Data Stuff, Genomics | 1 Comment

Links 12/8/16

Links for you. Science: Five Lessons From Today’s Pharma Failures Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power This new study may explain why peer review in science often fails On The Front Lines Of The Overdose Epidemic In Baltimore Solving … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | Leave a comment

Democrats Have Always Reached Out To ‘Deplorables’: Lessons From 2008

And “reaching out” isn’t the same as pandering to their ‘deplorableness’. But we seem to forget that quite a few Democratic voters vote Democratic in spite their bigotry (boldface mine): Democrats dwelled on the most obvious–and politically convenient–part–which indicates that … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats | 1 Comment

Links 12/7/16

Links for you. Science: The House Science Committee’s tweets are an embarrassment to science Will 10 Million People Die a Year due to Antimicrobial Resistance by 2050? (nope) ECDC: Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in Europe The … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | Leave a comment

This Metro Problem Has Nothing To Do With ‘Unions’

And everything to do with managers. While it’s almost always a bad idea to read the comment sections of local news blog, when I foolishly do read them about Metro, inevitably the idea that Metro employees are paid too much … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Transportation | Leave a comment

Links 12/6/16

Links for you.Science: Is the Long Hard Road to Academia Worth It? A Third of People Given Antibiotics Don’t Need Them Immigrant and minority scientists shaken by Trump win Great Barrier Reef Hit by Worst Coral Die-Off on Record, Scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Lotsa Links | Leave a comment