Here are some weekend links for you. First, the science:
- The WHO gets some things right: measles.
- Mark’s post on the World’s Evilist Programming Language makes me laugh.
- Revere discusses a case of Tamiflu-resistant H5N1 influenza.
- The view of global warming from Mount Thor.
- Kent Hovind is going to jail for tax fraud. Apparently, while everything we have ultimately belongs to God, in a proximal sense, the U.S. government wants its cut.
- Mark H. writes about oyster drills. He focuses on Urosalphinx, but I’m a Nucella fan myself.
- Don’t forget the most recent edition of Tangled Bank.
- In case you missed it, here’s a post about the public health and policy aspects of Shigella infections.
- Speaking of the intersection between microbiology and policy, here’s a post about the norovirus outbreaks hitting the U.S.
Here’s the other stuff:
- Elegant Technology has an excellent post on the difference between industrial capitalism and finance capitalism.
- Chad takes apart Charles Murray’s Wall Street Journal series on education.
- The Sideshow asks “Why did anyone support the invasion of Iraq?”
- Here’s an interesting post about how to argue on behalf of a political candidate.
- One Nebraskan’s take on Sen. Chuck Hagel.
- A public service announcement: this post describes public-domain image links.
- Lindsay gives a good update on the efforts to enact mandatory HPV vaccination in Virginia.