It’s a hot Sunday, particularly since my building’s fucking air conditioning conked out (and I get to live on the top floor). But here’s your links anyway. Science firstest:
- It’s the annual influenza epidemic stupid. N =1 suggests that nurses need to play a role preventing this epidemic.
- Here’s an…interesting vaccination strategy to treat travellers’ diarrhea.
- ScienceBlogling Chris at Mixing Memory lays out why that story about women innately preferring pink is hooey.
- ScienceBlogling John Wilkins discusses bacterial speciation.
- Heretic ScienceBlogling Razib explains why he doesn’t like the concept of overdominance.
- GrrlScientist sees Evil Monkeys.
- Here’s a cool resource for arthropod lovers: Bug Guide.
- maha has the must-read post of the week about the power of right wing myths.
- Sara Robinson has some great commentary about the Michael Vick affair.
- ScienceBlogling Mike Dunford asks how many more soldiers have to die to protect tax cuts. While we’re on the subject, here’s a good post (with a misleading title) about why we pay taxes.
- Kathy G explains why she hates The New Republic.
- From Crooked Timber comes a reminder that invading countries for reasons other than self-defense, as opposed to ‘vital interests’, is a violation of international law.
- ScienceBlogling John Wilkins calls for operational tolerance in the atheism-religion debate.
- Regarding that housing loan debacle, it’s going to screw low-income renters.
- Lindsay reminds us about the potential danger that Christian religious extremists present.
- Here’s the college list that matters: the worst colleges in the U.S.
- Matt Taibbi describes the Great Iraqi Swindle.