Links for you. Science:
Childhood pneumonia outbreak in Ohio unrelated to China, Europe
AlphaFold predictions are valuable hypotheses and accelerate but do not replace experimental structure determination
Identifying patterns of reported findings on long-term cardiac complications of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
How to collect a sperm sample from an elephant
FDA poised to approve first gene-editing therapy, made by local drug firms: The landmark treatment from Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics targets sickle cell disease
New Studies Debunk Controversial Biblical ‘Curse Tablet’ From Mt. Ebal
How will history books recount COVID?
How millennials learned to dread motherhood
“Can’t even bring themselves to denounce neo-Nazis”: Texas GOP’s internal war over Hitler apologists: Texas Republicans called it “Marxist” to bar members from associating with Holocaust deniers (very good background to and context for the whole awfulness)
Florida’s GOP Sex Scandal Gets Ugly
An exhaustive debunking of the dumbest myths about Social Security
Texas GOP executive committee rejects proposed ban on associating with Nazi sympathizers
Here’s D.C.’s Plan To Be Carbon Neutral By 2045
Eight Weeks After Oct 7 Massacre, UN Women Condemns Hamas’ Use of Sexual Violence Against Israeli Women: After an initial statement on October 13 condemning the attacks on civilians in Israel, all of UN Women’s public comments about the war and its impact on women had centered only on Palestinians. It tweeted, then deleted, a statement condemning the Hamas attack last week
The end of business-class A.I. doomerism
The Most Dangerous Conflict No One Is Talking About
‘Tons of Crazy’: The Inside Story of How Fox Fell for the ‘Big Lie’: A play-by-play from inside Fox reveals how the network poisoned politics — and lost $787.5 million.
Biden, the Economy, and the Election: It’s grossly unfair, but don’t look to the good economy to improve Biden’s re-election chances.
Russian deserters tell of blood, betrayal and hope in escaping Ukraine war
Curtains for Moms for Liberty: The fallout of a rape charge shows the far-right group is floundering
What Happens When a Poor State Guts Its Public University
Steve Kirsch’s “mother of all revelations” about the “deadliness” of COVID-19 vaccines goes poof
Is Journalism Ready? The press has repeatedly fallen into Donald Trump’s traps. A second term could render it irrelevant.
An error in the FAFSA could lower financial aid for college students
The Shrunken Safety Net Could Help Explain Bad Feelings About Economy: The expansion and subsequent lapse of pandemic benefits have had major effects on people’s lives.
James Comer’s Biden claims do not deserve the benefit of the doubt
Why Elon Musk’s ‘f— yourself’ Dealbook moment wasn’t the worst part of the interview
A trans girl played volleyball. Now her Florida school is under investigation.
Norman Lear, TV Legend, Dies at 101
How Donald Trump uses dishonesty
New Hampshire Republicans propose ’15-day’ abortion ban. At 15 days gestational age, pregnancy has most likely not yet medically occurred.
Enough with all the fatalism about a Trump dictatorship