Thursday, May 10, 2012

Economist Takeaway

Every week, it's something different.

More people are choosing not to vaccinate their children. As numbers grow, so does the risk of their  losing “herd immunity.” The case for this behavior is very weak, especially as the spectre of the return of some really awful diseases increases.

People are driving 20% less now compared to the 1970s. Blame the Internet and women working. I have never driven more in my life than I do in my current situation, with a reluctant student who is also an aspiring piano player/dancer/actress.

DNA from hard to find species can be found in leeches, which are, um, much easier to find.

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