Thursday, June 26, 2014


Chris Blattman Social Engineering in the Congo  "One takeaway: social engineering usually fails.
A better takeaway: social engineering sometimes works and sometimes fails, and most of the time we have no idea what to expect."
Ed Yong on bacteria resistance  Sleeping through the blitz "These bacteria weren’t resistant. They turned out to be just as sensitive to ampicillin as their first-generation ancestors. Instead, they had evolvedtolerance. They spent more time in a dormant state before starting to grow and divide again, allowing them to sleep through the ampicillin blitz. And they adjusted this dormant interval—the lag time—with astonishing precision."
The Guardian on the Open Source Seeds Initiative Check also article

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