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Links 3/17/18

Links for you. Science: The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know The Surprising Ways Tigers Benefit Farmers and Livestock Owners World’s Largest Telescope To Finally See Stars Without Artificial Spikes It’s official: Termites are just cockroaches with a fancy social … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: Driverless Cars And Chauffers Democrats Unveil A Good Infrastructure Plan Pre-Spring What Happened In West Virginia? Absurdly Well A Hypothesis About Why NY Times Op-Ed Writers Obsess About College Students Open Debate When Words … Continue reading

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Links 3/16/18

Links for you. Science: Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’ DNA Testing Forced Me To Rethink My Entire Racial Identity These Crickets Can’t Sing Anymore—But They’re Still Trying Did These Computer … Continue reading

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In PA-18, Everything Mattered

After any special election victory, various people are keen to claim that their one strategy worked–or would have worked better had the candidate not followed someone else’s strategy. We’re seeing the same thing happen with Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Links 3/15/18

Links for you. Science: The Weird World Inside a Pitcher Plant Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble. Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot. The Controversial Link Between … Continue reading

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Advice For Trump

Observed at the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.:

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Open Debate When Words Have No Meaning

Or as we like to say, with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky, nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism. I use the phrase ‘open debate’, as opposed to ‘free speech’, since there is very little good … Continue reading

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