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WMATA Needs to Stop Outsourcing

Sure, there are functions which are difficult to maintain in house, but too often Metro uses subcontractors as an excuse to provide shoddy work. Here’s the most recent example from a WMATA Inspector General’s report: 1. Audit of Metrorail Stations … Continue reading

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Links 1/8/20

Links for you. Science: Madagascar’s lemurs face a grim future because of human activity. A solution? Planting trees. An unlikely parrot love story may have resulted in a new species Capture of complete ciliate chromosomes in single sequencing reads reveals … Continue reading

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Links 1/1/2020

Happy New Year and Decade! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science: India bans use of “last hope” antibiotic on farms Once, America Had Its Own Parrot Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age The … Continue reading

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Links 12/25/19

Links for you. Science: Characteristics of Patients Experiencing Rehospitalization or Death After Hospital Discharge in a Nationwide Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injury — United States, 2019 Scientists aren’t sure why identical twins differ. Armadillo quads offer … Continue reading

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Links 12/13/19

Links for you. Science: China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites Scientists Use Agricultural Waste to Develop New Road Deicer ‘Hurricane Truthers’: Bonkers Conspiracies Are Putting Lives in Danger Denmark … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Opposition–and Your Supporters

Democratic candidate Joe Biden said something very disturbing this week (boldface mine): “It’s not like there’s going to be some great epiphany and people are going to wake up and go, ‘Oh my god, I’m now a Democrat.’ And if … Continue reading

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Links 12/3/19

Links for you. Science: ‘Shorter is better, just enough is best’ for antibiotic therapy in kids This is my perspective as someone who sues drug companies. I don’t trust them at all. But my kids are vaccinated on schedule. Let … Continue reading

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