Posts Tagged ‘00x27ips’

Mbbprimfac FW from Don Engelman: Moore’s short, informal history of biology at Yale

October 29, 2019

It is quite illuminating, and frames much of our current situation in an historical sequence that reveals the origins of some of the challenges that persist.

M.I.T. Media Lab in Crisis After 2 Scholars Vow to Leave Over Epstein Ties – The New York Times

September 30, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/business/media/mit-jeffrey-epstein.html

‘Billions,’ ‘Succession’ and the Making of Wealth Porn – The New York Times

September 28, 2019

‘Billions,’ ‘Succession’ and the Making of Wealth Porn – The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/arts/television/billions-showtime-succession-hbo.html

Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged in U.S. College Entry Fraud – The New York Times

April 3, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admissions-cheating-scandal.html

How I Would Cover the College-Admissions Scandal as a Foreign Correspondent | The New Yorker

March 31, 2019

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-i-would-cover-the-college-admissions-scandal-as-a-foreign-correspondent

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps? – The New York Times

March 1, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/magazine/ancient-dna-paleogenomics.html

has an interesting discussion of review process at Nature

QT:[[”
It has not gone unnoticed that the stunning, magisterial sweep of genetic revisionism, on the one hand, and a genetic emphasis on radical prehistoric migrations, on the other, bear more than a little in common. Some anthropologists
and archaeologists accept this analogy with gallows humor. One told me that I should
model this article after the format of the standard Nature paper: “Ancient DNA Reveals Massive Population Turnovers in the Humanities,” she suggested as a title,
and proposed this as an abstract: “The aristocratic lab scientists arrived with their
superior technology and displaced the pre-existing researchers and their primitive
truth-implements and overcomplicated belief systems.

Serious challenges to its soundness were laid out during
Nature’s peer-review process. And yet, in a highly unusual move, the paper was accepted over the steadfast objections of two of the three peer reviewers on its anonymous panel. Confidential documents made available to me reveal deep concerns with the paper’s methods and its conclusions.
“]]

The Presidency: The Hardest Job in the World – The Atlantic

February 9, 2019

Good quotes:
QT:((
Hoover noted, “When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer; and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.”

There’s just too much to do. Instead, presidents should follow Calvin Coolidge’s model. “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business,” he said. …
Can one person handle all this? In 1955, former President Herbert Hoover completed a review—his second—of executive-branch efficiency and suggested the addition of an administrative vice president to help the overloaded president. (The existing vice president was apparently already too busy.) Hoover’s report was issued a few months before President Eisenhower had his first heart attack. It was the fifth heart attack or stroke to hit a current or former president since the Wilson administration ended, in 1921. This caused the columnist Walter Lippmann to wonder whether the job was too much for one man to bear. Addressing the “intolerable strain” on the president, Lippmann wrote, “The load has become so enormously greater … because of the wars of this century, because of the huge growth of the American population, of the American economy, and of American responsibilities.”
“))

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/a-broken-office/556883/

Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer

January 13, 2019

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20090302/wine-may-cut-risk-of-esophageal-cancer#2

Noisy neighbors: Turning up the volume against the uproar next door – NY Daily News

December 15, 2018

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/noisy-neighbors-turning-volume-uproar-door-article-1.204509

Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas – The New York Times

June 30, 2018

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/upshot/why-the-medical-research-grant-system-could-be-costing-us-great-ideas.html