October 19, 2014 Leave a comment
Sorry these are a little late today. Spent more time than anticipated watching the terrific Notre Dame vs. Florida State game last night.
1) Really interesting Vanity Fair article that give an account on this Ebola outbreak– unlike all the others- became an epidemic.
2) On a somewhat related note, a FB friend shared this story from last year of how an extremely dangerous bacteria was nearly impossible for the NIH to eradicate from it’s research hospital. With plenty of scary stuff about the future of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
3) Heck, let’s stick with a theme. Here’s a Yahoo! story about a robot that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect rooms (the CDC used a robot that filled rooms with hydrogen peroxide gas).
4) Alright, let’s just keep going here. James Surowiecki putting everything in perspective and reminding us we should be way more scared of the annual flu.
5) A Tennessee woman involved in manufacturing meth got 6 years added to her sentence for being pregnant at the time. Hmmm, that just doesn’t seem right in a variety of ways.
6) We could use better data on charter schools.
7) True tales from the making of Princess Bride. Much to my dismay, my 8-year old son refused to like it because of the title. My almost 4 daughter liked it even though it was over her head.
8) Teenagers should so not be interrogated without a parent or a lawyer. It is a legal travesty that this happens all the time. I’ve told David never to talk to the police without a parent. Never.
9) Garrett Epps on the “undue burden” standard from Casey and how courts are increasingly ignoring it.
10) Republican Congressmen are intent on cutting NSF funding based solely on the title of research.
11) How modern pork production is bad for pigs and not so good for workers, either.
12) NYT Magazine feature on how billionaires are becoming their own political parties.