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Links 8/20/11

Links for you. Science: Just What is the Brain-Eating “Amoeba” Naegleria fowleri? OA doesn’t cost jobs: it creates them. And saves lives. Why Sequence Microbes? Tests confirm that roaming deer caused fatal E. coli outbreak in Washington County, elsewhere Scientific Literacy by Gender (only ~50% of people know it takes a year for the earth…

Links 8/19/11

Links for you. Science: Texas Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe Responds To Rick Perry What Will You Earn With a Ph.D.? Pig-Size South American Rodent Spotted in Central California Can Math Beat Financial Markets? Other: Paul, its time to update your textbook (wonky, but must-read) Rick Perry for President? My Experience with “The Texas Unmiracle” (Krugman)…

Links 8/18/11

Links for you. Science: Ringing the Warning Bell: Colistin-Resistant Klebsiella (one thing that’s unclear is the mechanism of colistin resistance, since I haven’t seen the paper yet) Crosstown Traffic The Physics of a Sad Balloon Baby Fat: Do birth control pills make women gain weight? Other: Hard and Complicated Aren’t Synonyms (very good point about…

Links 8/17/11

Links for you. Science: Breast Cancer Awareness Marketing has a Pink Problem Homosexual zebra finches form long-term bond Here’s what it actually costs to run a university science lab What Does It Cost to Run a Small College Lab? Other: Krugman Taken to the Modern Money Cleaners “Almost treasonous” Chinese authorities find 22 fake Apple…

Links 8/16/11

Links for you. Science: Poo3d!!!! Creationism: That (Not So) Old Time Religion A few notes about SCIENTISTS for those attending ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’… Other: Income inequality is bad for rich people too Who’s Really Responsible For U.S. Debt Downgrade (words do have meaning) Governor Perry Caught in Explosive Dirty Deals Scandal…

Links 8/15/11

Links for you. Science: Universal Flu Vaccine Another Step Closer, But Still Far The annotated apocalypse: Anthropologists tackle 2012 Drug Resistance in Food — Coming from Aquaculture? Other: I blame the British government for the riots (I think everyone who prattles on about the ‘culture of poverty’ should read this) It’s the Political Economy, Stupid!…

Links 8/14/11

Links for you. Science: New drug could cure nearly any viral infection Fever in children: 5 facts you must know Half the variation in I.Q. due to variation in genes Going Organic Cuts Poultry Farms’ “Superbug” Bacteria in Single Generation Other: Can Teachers Alone Overcome Poverty? Steven Brill Thinks So Simple questions Field Position The…

Links 8/13/11

Links for you. Science: “We Win”: Conservative Media Celebrate Public Misconception That Climate Scientists “Falsified” Data Evangelicals Question The Existence Of Adam And Eve (it’s actually about how human genomics is forcing a reality check. For some). A Fox News Science Lesson It’s not a freaking spider bite Other: The Bad Deal (by James Galbraith.…

Links 8/12/11

Links for you. Science: Economic Astronomy: Gender Gaps in Lifetime Earnings Crohn’s disease is about barely keeping you alive A crowd psychology analysis of the riots The spread of disorder – can graffiti promote littering and theft? Other: For-Profit College Group Sued as U.S. Lays Out Wide Fraud The Ideology of No Why the Meat…

Links 8/11/11

Links for you. Science: IonTorrent: longer reads, longer homopolymers? The Attacks on Climate Science Education Are Picking Up Steam How people in science see each other (hysterical) The Mangled Web of Scientific Misinformation Other: 102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes What You Need When You’re Poor: Heritage Foundation Hasn’t a Clue Marshall…