Mike the Mad Biologist

Links 8/27/10

I’m excited about Glenn Beck’s “I Have a Nightmare” Rally in DC this weekend (I’m sure my relatives in the area are not). Anyway, links. Science:

What the Egg Recall Says About Our Food Safety System (a surveillance success and regulatory failure)
Tara Parker-Pope and the New York Times Well Blog: Acupuncture woo takes over
Cheap PCR: new low cost machines challenge traditional designs
Greening the Big Apple

Other:

PBR aka “Symbolic Solidarity”
House Price Expectations
The Guns of August: Lowering the Flag on the American Century
The Strange World of Wall Street Journal Commenters (good examples, but he misses the point: this is exclusionary identity politics, not a discussion about improving politics)
An optimistic diary (for once)