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Links 2/13/20

Links for you. Science: Coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’ Chatbots are screening for the new coronavirus — and turning up cases of the flu Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn’t contained NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (33): CHINA, GLOBAL, EPIDEMIC … Continue reading

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Links 1/31/20

Links for you. Science: 2019-nCoV sequences currently available in GenBank Your friendly reminder that slime molds are FREAKIN’ CRAZY. DNA sleuths read the coronavirus genome, tracing its origins and looking for dangerous mutations From scientist to salesman: How Bennet Omalu, … Continue reading

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Links 1/27/20

Links for you. Science: Genomic analysis of nCoV spread. Situation report EPA fails to provide scientific evidence backing claim climate change damage was ’50 to 75 years out’ Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses? Scientists discovered four new … Continue reading

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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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