Links 1/31/20

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Links for you. Science:

2019-nCoV sequences currently available in GenBank
Your friendly reminder that slime molds are FREAKIN’ CRAZY.
DNA sleuths read the coronavirus genome, tracing its origins and looking for dangerous mutations
From scientist to salesman: How Bennet Omalu, doctor of ‘Concussion’ fame, built a career on distorted science
In Nigeria, there is no quick fix for antibiotic abuse

Other:

How the G.O.P. Became the Party of the Left Behind (excellent)
McMillan, D.C.’s Most Cursed Development Project, Explained
The Sports World’s Blue-Collar Cosplay
The Rent Crisis Won’t Go Away Without More Housing
Washington Post Union Blasts Paper for Suspending Reporter Over Kobe Bryant Tweets
Site That Ran Anti-Semitic Remarks Got Passes for Trump Trip: The White House granted TruNews, a right-wing Christian site, press credentials for the president’s Davos trip after its founder’s remarks calling impeachment a “Jew coup.”
Lots of myths and half-truths circulate about Nordic countries like Finland. But make no mistake: socialists and militant workers built the Finnish welfare state — not an enlightened or pro-business elite.
Walkable places are growing in value almost everywhere
Jack Evans Resigned 10 Days Ago. He Just Filed For Reelection
Greta Versus the Greedy Grifters
‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System
This is what a blue state looks like: Rapid change roils Virginia Republicans
As Virus Spreads, Anger Floods Chinese Social Media
YouTube reversed my bogus copyright strike after I threatened to write this
John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump’s Trial. Will He?
Chinese people are using “Chernobyl” to channel their anger about the coronavirus outbreak
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Rural America
The 2020 Democratic primary has been as much about how candidates raise money as what they want to do once in office.
IoT Trouble: The Sonos Example — And More
I used to be a libertarian. Then the US healthcare system taught me how wrong I was

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