Links for you. Science:
SARS-CoV-2 transmission with and without mask wearing or air cleaners in schools in Switzerland: A modeling study of epidemiological, environmental, and molecular data
The Impact of Debt Ceiling Talks on Federal R&D Spending (the only time I might ever agree with this guy…)
Estimates of Bivalent mRNA Vaccine Durability in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization and Critical Illness Among Adults with and Without Immunocompromising Conditions — VISION Network, September 2022–April 2023
New U.S. lab will work with deadly animal pathogens—in the middle of farm country. Unease greets opening of high security research facility in Kansas (there was a reason it was on Plum Island)
Reduced exercise capacity, chronotropic incompetence, and early systemic inflammation in cardiopulmonary phenotype Long COVID
Antarctic alarm bells: Observations reveal deep ocean currents are slowing earlier than predicted
The Cult of the Founders (excellent)
The Real Threat to Freedom Is Coming From the States
Debt Ceiling Deal Thoughts
The Politics of Police
The Great PPE Conspiracy: An Unspoken Theory of International Fraud
Kansas faces OB-GYN shortage. Providers warn new laws could further strain maternity care
How to Talk About Abortion: The GOP is losing the abortion debate. So why are they the ones framing it?
Feinstein, Back in the Senate, Relies Heavily on Staff to Function. The California Democrat is surrounded by a large retinue of aides at all times, who tell her how and when to vote, explain what is going on when she is confused, and shield her from the press and public.
State Farm has stopped accepting homeowner insurance applications in California
Here’s What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT
Happy Suck On This Day! 20th Anniversary! (also this)
When a shopping mall closes, what becomes of the art inside?
Historic gains: Low-income workers scored in the Covid economy
Citi Bike at Ten: ‘We Were Riding in a City That Simply Hadn’t Existed Just a Few Years Earlier’
We haven’t always had a debt ceiling
‘They’re afraid their AIs will come for them’: Doug Rushkoff on why tech billionaires are in escape mode
Ron DeSantis’s Antiscience Agenda Is Dangerous: Presidential contender Ron DeSantis has used governmental power in Florida to restrict access to health and education, promoting an intolerant and harmful agenda
Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki: ‘We are not done with Covid, not even close’
The Floppy Disk Museum on a Floppy
How (and why) Biden should overcome the Supreme Court to end the debt showdown (if he still needs to do so; if not, onto 2025!)
Conservatives keep calling for an American dictator. Believe them.
Why Barack Obama’s Working Isn’t Quite… Working
America’s Poverty Is Built by Design
The Real Reason Your Groceries Are Getting So Expensive
Did Sen. Robert Menendez and Wife Get Car, DC Apartment, Other ‘Gifts’ From NJ Business?
What the Supreme Court Does Matters More Than What It Says