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Monday’s reads

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How to become a digital nomad. The solution is to digitize everything.  [Mike Elgan in Computerworld]

Human population density does affect animal populations, in this case, fish. [Christopher Stallings in PLoS One]

A little comic relief. The Creation Wiki entry for the Flying Spaghetti Monster may not be the funniest page on the Internet, but it’s pretty funny. And I wasn’t even aware that there was a Creation Wiki. [Sean in Discover Magazine]

More comments on Elsevier’s six fake journals. [Barbara Fister on ACRLog]

A simple conclusion: Culling impedes the evolution of avian host resistance against influenza. [Eunha Shim in PLoS One]

Written by Al Stevens

May 11th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Wednesday’s reads

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Today, it’s about the swine flu — a few reads that cut through some of the journalistic hype.

The WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan has issued a statement raising the influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.

Katherine Harmon interviews Chris Olsen on what makes the current strain of flu different and how it might be treated.

Emily Singer summarizes the status of direct studies of the genetic sequence of the virus.

Alexis Madrigal suggests that Google’s search data could have provided an early warning about the swine flu outbreak.

Written by Al Stevens

April 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm