Movies of an oil-water separation

March 26, 2017

Movies of an oil-water separation
https://www.YouTube.com/playlist?list=PLG7nfiaFnr-OgodysasPGwH_6px430LVn & https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbgmbg/albums/72157679876202931 Time-lapses: at first fast; then slow to equilibrium


Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us – The New York Times

March 25, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/why-trumps-nih-cuts-should-worry-us.html


WikiLeaks Shows How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

March 25, 2017

WikiLeaks Shows How the CIA Can Hack a Mac
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/wikileaks-shows-cia-can-hack-macs-hidden-code/ Modifying the firmware of Thunderbolt adapters to make spyware implanters

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“The CIA’s documents describe a series of tools that agents can use to install “implants” on target machines, capable of silently monitoring everything that occurs within its operating system and transmitting it to a remote operator. One manual explains how to modify the firmware of a standard Apple Thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter, turniing it into an spyware-planting tool the CIA calls “Sonic Screwdriver.” When plugged in, the altered adapter can trick a Mac into thinking it’s booting its operating from a spoofed network source that the adapter impersonates, allowing tweaks to its firmware even in the rare cases when the user has set a password for any changes to that deep-seated code.”
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Education in Computational Biology Today and Tomorrow

March 25, 2017

Education in #CompBio, by @bffo & @joannealisonfox
http://journals.PLOS.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003391 Keeping up in a rapidly changing field. Will implement some @Yale

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“These initiatives help to extend computational biology beyond the domain of specialized laboratories. Researchers, at all levels, need to keep themselves up-to-date with the quickly changing world of computational biology, and trainees need programs where bioinformatics skills are embedded so they can have comprehensive training. New bioinformatics workflows can be adopted more widely if education efforts keep pace. As previously pointed out , starting early is also very important. There is still room for programs that capture the excitement and enthusiasm of secondary school students and convey the potential of computational biology to the public. We welcome additions to the PLOS Computational Biology “Bioinformatics: Starting Early” collection (www.ploscollections.org/cbstartingearly).

We would like to involve the community in this endeavor. With this editorial, we are calling out to educators and researchers who have experience in teaching, specifically, those keen to raise the expectations and the inquisitiveness of the next generation of biologists. The Education collection will continue to publish leading edge education materials in the form of tutorials that can be used in a “classroom” setting (whatever that may mean nowadays: stated more generically, “the places where people learn”). We will continue to encourage articles set in the context of addressing a particular biological question and, as mentioned above, we welcome new “primers” and “quick guides.” We will also be inviting tutorials from the various computational meetings. A new category of papers that is in the pipeline for the Education collection is the “Quick Tips” format, the first of which was just published . The “Quick Tips” articles address specific tools or databases that are in wide use in the community.
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Costly drugs | February 27, 2017 Issue – Vol. 95 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News

March 25, 2017

Pushback on costly #drugs
http://CEN.acs.org/articles/95/i9/Pushback.html Table of signpost meds: $80k Sovaldi hep. C treatment, $14k/yr for PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha


The Met Breuer | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 25, 2017

Flora Bar & Coffee

Not Mon.
opens at 10a for coffee + sandwich
closes 1030p or 11p for drinks


Dining in Manhattan | The Belvedere Hotel

March 25, 2017

open ’till 1130 for buffet, near 47 & 11th


New WikiLeaks Vault 7 Dump Shows the CIA’s Mac Firmware Attacks | WIRED

March 24, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/wikileaks-shows-cia-can-hack-macs-hidden-code/


The Asthma Mobile Health Study, a large-scale clin…

March 24, 2017

http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nbt.3826.html


A Credit Bureau Has Been Fined $3 Million for Confusing You About Your Credit Score

March 24, 2017

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/experians-fine-is-a-reminder-that-you-that-you-don-t-ju-1793590919?rev=1490319400525&utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow