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Links 7/4/20

Happy Fourth of July. Let’s celebrate, in a physically distant way, with some links. Science: The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef. A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and … Continue reading

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Links 6/28/20

Links for you. Science: Age-dependent effects in the transmission and control of COVID-19 epidemics The Black Lives Matter Protests Have Taught Us More About The Coronavirus No, more testing doesn’t explain the rise of covid-19 cases in the U.S. Amid … Continue reading

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Policing and the Long-Term Problem Democrats Face

I won’t say I’m not worried about the 2020 presidential election–even though things are looking good for Biden, the stakes are existential and far too high to be complacent. But a point Ed at Gin and Tacos made about policing … Continue reading

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Links 6/7/20

Links for you. Science: Herd Of Fuzzy Green ‘Glacier Mice’ Baffles Scientists Emergence of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli within the ST131 Lineage as a Cause of Extraintestinal Infections Geochemist Meyer Rubin, who predicted the Mount St. Helens eruption, dies of covid-19 … Continue reading

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Links 5/29/20

Links for you. Science: After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats: Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses. Why one published research finding is misleading Washing your … Continue reading

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Links 5/27/20

Links for you. Science: New research rewrites history of when Covid-19 took off in the U.S. — and points to missed chances to stop it (“Our finding that the virus associated with the first known transmission network in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Reopening Plans and Can Openers

“Can openers” refers to an old joke: There is a story that has been going around about a physicist, a chemist, and an economist who were stranded on a desert island with no implements and a can of food. The … Continue reading

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Links 5/9/20

Links for you. Science: Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi: Promoting dangerously bogus pseudo-epidemiology about COVID-19 What does contact tracing/community testing data tell us about the actual probability of COVID-19 transmission (infection rate), high risk environments, and age? Why The … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Leaving Us to Die

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. As some asshole with a blog noted: …it’s pretty clear that many Republicans (#NotAll…) want to restart businesses at the expense of the health and lives of workers. This should surprise no one. For four decades, … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/20

Links for you. Science: The first news report of the laser (1960) Reading the literature and writing The pandemic might set back field science for years Two Antibody Studies Say Coronavirus Infections Are More Common Than We Think. Scientists Are … Continue reading

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