Narratives of how “God blessed me with my first house despite my credit” were...– Did Christianity Cause the Crash? - Magazine - The Atlantic
A 15-year-old AIDS problem was recently solved in just three weeks using a new online game site that allows users to contribute in decoding complex proteins. Fold.it users incredibly modeled the enzyme, Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) retroviral protease, in a manner that matched crystalline structures observed by scientists. Simply put, Fold.it allows users to predict the shape of a protein...
What sort of crisis is this? Is it a serious wobble in the trickle-down,...– Stuart Hall The march of the neoliberals | Politics | The Guardian
podcast: Debt to Society
Debt to Society The subprime mortgage meltdown and the battle over the debt ceiling have highlighted the centrality of borrowing in our economy. Yet David Graeber argues that our understanding of debt obscures more than it reveals. The acclaimed anthropologist and anarchist discusses the forms that money has taken throughout history, including the turn following Nixon’s delinking the...
The very presence of this “army” of able-bodied but destitute workers seemed to...– Uncle Sam Does(n’t) Want You: America’s Reserve Army of Labor Marches Through Time | TomDispatch
finallly, a facebook for microbes
my.microbes.eu We will analyze the microbial composition and its related functions from samples that are collected non-invasively from participants. Our goal is to better understand both the similarities/differences between microbiota from different individuals and interactions between microbes and ourselves. A Global Network Participants can optionally contact people with similar ...
podcast: Political Fear
AGAINST THE GRAIN Fear dominates our society. Fear of crime, fear of the poor, fear of foreign terrorists, to which we might add fear of our government and fear of our bosses. For some liberal thinkers, fear serves a purpose. It’s supposed to pull us all together so we can find some kind of social solidarity in an atomized, alienated world. Corey Robin discusses the problems with that...
Parasites in History: General Overview -...
biomedicalephemera: Humans are afflicted by a number of diseases caused by parasitic protozoa and helminth worms. The first records of these ancient associations come from studies on archeologic material and the writings of the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman empires, but it was not until the theory of spontaneous generation had been disproved in the nineteenth century that it became possible to...
(via What a global food crisis looks like: Oxfam’s food prices map | Oxfam International)