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tech, startups, internet

Foxtrot’s gone.

The Chicago-based, VC-backed local grocery market and cafe that I have been a big fan of for several years suddenly closed the doors on all their stores this week. I lived very near to one in Wicker Park, and when […]

fun facts

There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically).

“So you’ve heard about how fish aren’t a monophyletic group? You’ve heard about carcinization, the process by which ocean arthropods convergently evolve into crabs? You say you get it now? Sit down. Sit down. Shut up. Listen. You don’t know […]

under the microscope

Data is not available upon request.

Oh, my! “Among articles stating that data was available upon request, only 17% shared data upon request. The presence of Data Availability Statements was not associated with higher rates of data sharing(p= .55), indicating a lack of adherence to journals’ […]