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carlzimmer
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Ebola in west Africa: the outbreak country by country gu.com/p/4vbyv
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World Briefing: Sierra Leone: Leading Doctor Dies of Ebola nyti.ms/1oaeENt
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@carlzimmer Smells more like NLP for literature mining than ML + WGAS + mixed metaphors ;)
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The extended phenotype (EP) of a parasitoid manipulates EP of its host (gall midge) to avoid hyperparasitoid. WOW! plosone.org/article/info%3…
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@carlzimmer "60% of ribosomes prefer Bing to Google for all their gene translation needs."
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Craig Venter hires Google Translate scientist to decipher biology. Not sure the parallel will work that easily… m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/…
Big reason to celebrate RT @deplapidus Cargill announced a new pledge to end rainforest destruction for palm oil! tinyurl.com/kt77xdu
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Testing out drugs on mentally ill homeless people--a report from @FearLoathingBTX at @ReadMatter medium.com/matter/a6d8d3f…
I for one welcome our octopus robot overlords. nytimes.com/2014/07/29/sci…
The brother @bgzimmer starts his regular gig on Slate’s “Lexicon Valley” podcast: vocabulary.com/articles/wordr…
In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy nyti.ms/1o37sm5
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Planned Dubai mega-mall looks like a sealed planet in an Asimov science fiction novel youtu.be/p-lUp9sUFZw via @climategeorge
Nigeria is now on #Ebola red alert after a death in a Lagos hospital. bbc.com/news/world-afr…
@carlzimmer Wait till you see this study about stumps!
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Turtles, once considered deaf as stumps, turn out to be chatty. news.mongabay.com/2014/0725-morg…
Late to this, but calling this Google study a moonshot just absurdly devalues that term: m.us.wsj.com/articles/googl…
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A remarkable story of fighting Nazis, typhus vaccines, and lice. npr.org/2014/07/22/333…
Two thousand Virginians stand in the rain and sleep in their cars to get care at a medical caravan. politico.com/magazine/galle…
Neonicotinoid pesticides are getting into rivers and streams. in.reuters.com/article/2014/0…