Links 1/24/20

Links for you. Science:

Volcanic gas bursts probably didn’t kill off the dinosaurs
Dr. Donald Low, the face of Toronto’s response to SARS, dies at 68
‘This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years’
The biology of coffee, the world’s most popular drink


Stop Calling Armed Mobs the “Militia”
FBI: Saudi government ‘almost certainly’ helps its citizens escape prosecution in US for serious crimes
Warren and Sanders supporters are so worried about repeating 2016, they’re recreating it
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It
The Amish Keep to Themselves. And They’re Hiding a Horrifying Secret
Will The Chicago Tribune Be the Next Newspaper Picked to the Bone?
Amy Klobuchar Keeps Voting for Trump’s ‘Horrific’ Judges
Why is the mainstream media so gentle to Joe Biden?
Shelving ‘Christina’s World’: Does a museum have the right to hide a masterpiece?
Marching around with guns on your chest? That’s all about fear.
Inside the Last Bohemian Apartments of Manhattan’s Storied Hotel Chelsea
A wild elephant went into a Sri Lankan hotel and gently wandered around while poking stuff with his trunk
This Used to be The Future
The Double Endorsement That Isn’t
‘The streets are more alive’: Ghent readers on a car-free city centre
‘Middle Class’ Joe Biden has a corruption problem – it makes him a weak candidate (I don’t understand why some Democrats called for Sanders to disassociate himself from this op-ed. “…nominating a candidate like Biden will make it far more difficult to defeat Trump. It will allow Trump to muddy the water, to once again pretend he is the one “draining the swamp”, running against Washington culture” is correct)
The Arkansas Gamble: Can a Tablet and a Print Replica Rescue Local News?
Parnas: Trump Became More Powerful When He Got William Barr
Here are 7 pressing questions for corporate media outlets about their blatantly anti-progressive biases
Paul Krugman is egregiously wrong on the facts in this column excusing Biden’s record of calling for cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide: Martin Luther King Jr. saw something essential about our nation: Imperial expansion west over stolen Indian land shaped and deepened the American Revolution’s relationship to slavery.

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