Author Archives: mikethemadbiologist

Superficial Energy Efficiency: The Palazzo Edition

There is a ridiculous house on the market in D.C., which has been given the name “Palazzo della Felicita (Palace of Happiness)”, and it’s a 16,000 sq. foot pile of…something. But what cracked me up the most was the eight … Continue reading

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Links 1/12/19

Links for you. Science: New York is fighting its worst outbreak of measles in decades The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown Reconciling the potentially irreconcilable? Genotypic and phenotypic amoxicillin-clavulanate resistance in … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: But He Is A Motherf-cker We Need A More Progressive Income Tax By Reader Request, An Update On Yesterday’s Post About Progressive Taxes Wage Garnishment And Not Knowing What Things Cost Ocasio-Cortez Shouldn’t Be … Continue reading

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Links 1/11/19

Links for you. Science: IQ is largely a pseudoscientific swindle Contest models highlight inherent inefficiencies of scientific funding competitions The Democratic Republic of Congo Just Shut Down the Internet Amid an Ebola Outbreak U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May … Continue reading

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One Way Federal Policy Can Influence Local Housing Zoning For The Better

A couple of weeks ago, Minneapolis passed legislation banning single-family zoning. Here’s what that means (boldface mine): Opening up Minneapolis’ wealthiest, most exclusive districts to triplexes, the theory goes, will create new opportunities for people to move for schools or … Continue reading

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Links 1/10/19

Links for you. Science: The periodic tables we almost had Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048 Ghost Fishing Off Long Island’s Coast China lands spacecraft on the far side of the moon, a historic first Hundreds of scientists to miss … Continue reading

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Ocasio-Cortez Shouldn’t Be Getting So Much Attention…

…if the Democratic Party had a functional liberal wing. During the last couple of weeks, many olds ranging from ex-Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill to Whoopi Goldberg, not to mention a whole slew of conservatives and radical centrists, have been complaining … Continue reading

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