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Links 3/14/19

Links for you. Science: NIH queries on foreign ties rattle universities (potentially explosive) She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off. Buffalo gave us spicy wings and the ‘book of life.’ Here’s why that’s undermining personalized medicine … Continue reading

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Why I Am Pessimistic About Global Warming Progress

Maybe it’s the jumping forward due to Daylight Saving Time still kicking in, but the problem in combating global warming is that the ‘zipless fuck’ solutions aren’t enough. Weatherizing your house and driving an electric vehicle aren’t enough. We’ll outsource … Continue reading

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Links 3/13/19

Links for you. Science: Trump’s new science adviser says it’s not his job to correct the president on climate change Multi-state study of Enterobacteriaceae harboring extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenemase genes in U.S. drinking water Rand Paul is wrong: Vaccines are … Continue reading

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When He Tweets, He Is Deflecting

And you can probably figure out who “he” is. Yesterday, Il Trumpe, in response to another 737 MAX crash, tweeted something ridiculous about how hard planes are to fly. But remember, whenever he tweets something, he’s usually either projecting or … Continue reading

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Links 3/12/19

Links for you. Science: Warming oceans have already harmed the world’s fish supply When, and why, the ecology faculty job market first got so competitive (blame Paul Volcker) 14-foot fish spotted in river, giving hope to vanished giant’s return Chimpanzees … Continue reading

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Once Again, The Trump Administration Takes The Ax To Science Funding

It’s a day that ends with “-y”, so you know the Trump Administration will propose something horrible. Today, it’s massive cuts in the discretionary budget–which includes science (boldface mine): The deficit would also persist despite the administration’s plans for steep … Continue reading

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Links 3/11/19

Links for you. Science: Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless Solving the Mystery of an Ancient Roman Plague Of Course Scott Pruitt’s EPA Stopped NASA From Studying Cancer Risk After Hurricane Harvey Vaccines For Kids? New D.C. Bill Would Allow … Continue reading

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