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Links 9/24/17

Links for you. Science: A Human Genome Pioneer Just Got Embroiled In A Gender Discrimination Suit Untangling Darwin Compensatory evolution facilitates the acquisition of multiple plasmids in bacteria Queens under pressure – do pesticides provide additional challenges for bumblebees starting … Continue reading

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How To Demoralize The Federal Workforce: The Charter Flight Edition

When Republicans haven’t spent the last week trying to kill thousands of their (supposedly) fellow Americans, HHS Secretary (and former Republican congressman) Tom Price has been defending himself from reports that he chartered over a dozen private–and expensive as hell–flights … Continue reading

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Links 9/23/17

Links for you. Science: How Civilization Started House finches add cigarette butts to their nests to avoid ectoparasites New NASA director comes with pluses and minuses Presidential Council Could Take a Cue from “Big Food” in Antibiotics Leadership Hidden Dangers … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist links: The Political Economy Of Equifax And Easy, Bad Credit Eyesore Once Again, Republicans Are Trying To Kill Thousands Of People So Much Hate: The Graffiti Wars The Difference Between Healthcare And Health Insurance: The … Continue reading

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Links 9/22/17

Links for you. Science: Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab Scientists discover an underwater city full of gloomy octopuses In Irma’s wake, millions of gallons of sewage and wastewater are bubbling up across Florida Importance of Personal … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Observed at the corner of 19th and N Streets, NW, Dupont Circle, D.C:

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An Inconvenient Fact

Gail Sheehy has a really interesting piece about Heather Heyer, the activist who was murdered by a Nazi in Charlottesville. Like most people, she is complex and contradictory, but this part struck me (boldface mine): That seems to have laid … Continue reading

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