Friday Link Dump
This post initially appeared on Science Blogs
My blogging has been slacking, but I'm still reading a bunch that I just don't have time to comment on. So I'm going to experiment with a link dump at the end of the week. This first one features a couple week's worth of posts - feel free to start a discussion in the comments
Keith Kloor has a couple of posts in the past few weeks about GMO scaremongering. I waded into the comments there, with varying levels of coherance. I'm working on an analogy about GMOs and rockets... more on that later maybe.
Maryn McKenna continues in her tradition of being terrifying on the antibiotic resistant bacteria front - I would call it scaremongering if it weren't always completely scientifically accurate. Don't read before bed.
Rob Dunn at SciAm's guest blog has an interesting post with predictions about how our understanding of our microbiome will change over the next decade. Bonus ideas from a number of great science bloggers in there too.
- Lots of good stuff on the sunsetting of Google Reader. Here's some good alternatives (I'm trying feedly personally). I'm a huge fan of Google Reader, but don't really understand all the fury and cries of "EVIL!" Google has a right to stop supporting products that don't fit into their business plan. I like the idea of open sourcing it, as there would undoubtably be people willing to take up the mantle, but as commenters noted, there could be a crap ton of work involved in doing that, and alternatives that already exist will be just as good.
My favorite song this week according to Last.fm: