Links 12/31/18

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Links for you. Science:

Study reveals striking decline of Vermont’s bumble bees
The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms
Flu vaccinations rise sharply in both children and adults
Our new strain, nicknamed “malu” has a voracious appetite
Winters are warming faster than summers. These US cities could lose weeks of freezing days by 2050.

Other:

Sleeping Rough in the Mattress Economy
Forced labour being used in China’s ‘re-education’ camps
Take it from me, tweaks won’t fix health care. Democrats should focus on Medicare for All.
Lessons of Maria Butina: Are men too easily flattered by young women to be trusted with power?
‘Project Blitz’: Here’s the new plan Christian nationalists have to seize even more power
Strange real estate deal raises specter of Putin buying Trump (wrote about this over a year ago)
What’s The Deal With The Tiny Sonny Bono Park In Dupont?
When Matt Whitaker Ran ‘a Chop Shop of Fake Ethics Complaints’
‘Once an Amazonian, always an Amazonian’: Former Pentagon official’s business ties draw scrutiny
It’s high time for media to enter the No Kellyanne Zone — and stay there
I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned. (was way ahead on this…)
A Prayer for the Post Office
Personally I’ve Never Experienced Anything Like That
Kapo, Kapow
Why We Are Monsters If We Don’t Give Them Asylum
The United States’ Responsibility for Central American Migration (we’ve been screwing up Guatemala for generations)
Companies That Paid Tax Cut Bonuses Last Year Are Quiet So Far This Year
Before Criminal Justice Reformer Is Even Sworn In, St. Louis Prosecutors Have Joined a Police Union

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