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And also a shoutout to 2nd Place Accuracy Schmidt X Prize Winners --my colleague Dr. Todd Martz was one of the collaborators with whom I published my first paper in ocean acidification.
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The fact that this is necessary shows just how much trouble we are in as a civilization.
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"At its heart, the anti-vaccination movement claims to be about freedom, safety, and health, especially the health of children. But in fight around SB 277, the reality has revealed itself to be much more about paranoia, aggression, and harassment. The cloud of terror that anti-vaccination activists live in is almost unimaginable, the suspicion they feel towards their neighbors, their towns, their government. But because that fear is self-created and self-sustaining, there’s simply no way to dispel it, and the endless echo chamber of the Internet to keep it fed and growing."-Anna Merlan

Anyone who makes comparisons between pro-vaccination legislation and Hitler is (insultingly) denying the actual human cost of genocide. Their exceptionalist attitudes about how their child is more important than the rest of humanity basically also signals their desire to be an exception to society at large; if that's the case, they should home school their children. This vehement embrace of mis-information is completely in line with creationism and global climate change denialism.

The people who voted to pass SB 277 are the public health #heroes.
There are virtually no photographs of twenty-first century American children covered with measles. The disease, as well as the sight of it, is something we have banished to the past: the stuff of medical archives and undeveloped foreign countries. Consequently, the photos and stock images that illustrate the news stories about the recent measles outbreak are almost entirely of healthy children—usually white—either crying or sitting patiently whil...
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Hello, the Daryl Johnson report? Anyone? You know what #whiteprivilege is? It's knowing you're not the first against the wall when the white supremacists knock on your door.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/29/white-supremacists-race-war-america-military-dylann-roof
Data on homegrown extremists reveal that since 9/11, right-wing attacks have dwarfed those by radical Muslims
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<3 this. #dildosis #dildaesh
I flew the flag in London’s gay pride parade because Isis is deserving of mockery and disrespect. I never thought CNN would think it was real
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I adore Mary Beard. She evidently didn't hear about D. Blum's side of the story. Tim Hunt isn't sexist like Donald Sterling isn't racist. Just because he didn't call women "b***hes" and "c**ts" doesn't mean he is not thinking it, because it's pretty clear he is when he's "honest".
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Congratulations to Sunburst on their Schmidt X Prize win! Looking forward to the "son of SAMI" sensor (which I might be able to afford?!)
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Don't shoot the messenger, y'all.
For climate scientists, it can be hard to sleep at night.
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This nails it! It's old, but gee, nothing's changed...
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At last, justice and peace for Christopher. Thanks to the hard work of Chino, Maya and The Transgender Law Center. #respectafterdeath Hopefully others who were also denied respect in death will also benefit.
As of July 1, transgender people can be identified by the correct sex on their death certificates in California
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Good fodder for the upcoming curriculum.
 
Fun piece by Robert Sullivan on #Anthropocene questions, including whether it exists, when it began, whether it can be good.
A scientific debate that&rsquo;s oddly amusing to entertain: At what point, exactly, did mankind irrevocably put the planet on the road to ruin?
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Hey. don t take my word for it. If Steven Heller, Tobias Frere-Jones and David Carson can agree that it's crap...
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/jeb-bush-logo-jeb/
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