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Links 11/16/18

Links for you. Science: CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable What’s Wrong with Bananas Putting Speed Bumps in Hurricane Alley In Africa, ‘Paper Parks’ Are Starved for Cash Comparison of BGISEQ 500 to Illumina NovaSeq … Continue reading

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The Problem With Local Reporting: Who Is She?

It seems D.C. Mayor and Glorified ANC Member Muriel Bowser has got herself in trouble again (boldface mine): The payments from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s campaign to Kimberly Lockett started just before the primary election. On June 11, eight days before … Continue reading

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Links 11/15/18

Links for you. Science: In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Treatments Are Proving Effective What You Have To Fear From Artificial Intelligence Humans Are Getting More Botlike on Twitter The FDA, but with guns: How far should a little-known office go … Continue reading

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Understanding ‘Bad’ Democratic Voters: The George Soros Edition

A point I have tried to make repeatedly, as it bears on how Democrats can win elections in a country with a lot of white Christian bigots, is that a significant fraction of white racists vote Democratic (typically one-third to … Continue reading

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Links 11/14/18

Links for you. Science: We Need an FDA For Algorithms The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do With ‘Good Genes’ Spider scare sends federal government workers … Continue reading

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They Will Not Lose Gracefully

And that’s an understatement. Watching how most Republicans are reacting to the ongoing counts and recounts taking place around the U.S., it’s pretty obvious if Trump is knocked out, they’re not going to concede gracefully–or at all. Which brings us … Continue reading

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Links 11/13/18

Links for you. Science: No, A Study Did Not Find That Cellphones Can Give You Cancer I reviewed all 161 of GOOP’s wellness products for pseudoscience. Here’s what I found. Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem Closing the High Seas … Continue reading

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