Archives for August, 2008
This is not good. A recent article in Emerging Infectious Diseases describes two separate cases of community-acquired ST398 MRSA–and neither case was associated with agriculture. Let me explain what this means and why this is really bad news.
Olivia Judson, in an excellent op-ed, lays out the utility argument for why students should learn evolution as part of biology:
In a very interesting NY Times magazine article about wastewater treatment (no, really, it is worth reading), I came across this passage:
Here’s an image that is…unsettling:
Chris Mooney is worried that the latest turns in the anthrax case are reinforcing the notion of the ‘mad scientist’ (and what, exactly, is wrong with a Mad Scientist? Just asking):
This is creepy (italics mine):
As Jesse at Pandagon notes, even though the presidential race is stagnant in that the numbers aren’t shifting much, that’s not the same as the race being in a dead heat. This would be obvious, if your typical political reporter wasn’t a mathematically illiterate moron.
Commenting on John Edwards, Joe Klein makes two excellent points: