Links 6/23/20

Links for you. Science:

Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over: A new study shows how turbulence from a toilet bowl can create a large plume that is potentially infectious to a bathroom’s next visitor.
A new pandemic is threatening salamanders
‘Snot palaces’ built by sea creatures could help scientists and maybe even Nasa
Cleveland Museum of Natural History lays off 26 employees due to coronavirus shutdown, economic slump
COnTORT: COmprehensive Transcriptomic ORganizational Tool for Simultaneously Retrieving and Organizing Numerous Gene Expression Data Sets from the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus Database


Baltimore tried reforming the police. They fought every change. The last five years are a warning for efforts to tinker around edges of law enforcement now. (must-read)
We Need To Talk About Boston’s Police Budget
‘We’re heroes, too:’ Hospital janitors risk lives to stop spread of COVID-19
All This Talk of ‘Phase One’ Reopenings Is Rapidly Becoming Obsolete
Oregon’s biggest coronavirus outbreak yet is linked to Union County church, state officials confirm
Democrat Facing Progressive Primary Challenge Signs Letter Supporting Cuts to Social Security — Then Quietly Walks It Back at Home
When Police and Public Health Collide in the Age of Covid-19. Why is the capital of one of the most progressive states in the country so backward when it comes to public health?
How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture
Amid defunding debate, Boston police payroll surges. Dozens of officers earn more than $300K a year
An entire Florida SWAT team resigned last week. It’s for the best.
My Close Friend Is Being Radicalized On the Internet and I Don’t Know What to Do
We’re finally talking about structural racism. Republicans are freaking out.
The Nazi Symbolism In Trump’s Ads Deleted By Facebook
Here’s what a truly shocking revelation would sound like, John Bolton
‘When Am I Coming Home?’: A Tough Month Inside a Virus Recovery Unit. The front lines of the Covid-19 fight have shifted from I.C.U.s to wards where the sickest patients relearn how to walk and eat without choking.
Two-Thirds Of D.C. Voters Surveyed Support Removing Police From Schools, New Poll Finds
The Trump Administration paid millions for test tubes — and got unusable mini soda bottles
Inside The Dangerous Online Fever Swamps Of American Police. Cops have a far-right media ecosystem of their own, where they post racist memes, spread disinformation and call for violence against antifa.
As more outbreaks emerge, Trump’s propagandists suggest the coronavirus is a hoax (again)
Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet.
“Witchcraft” is Behind “The Homosexual Agenda”: More Madness From Florida’s Worst Democrat (that said, Angie Nixon needs to state what she is for)

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1 Response to Links 6/23/20

  1. beb says:

    In re the baby test tubes: Years ago an SF Fan and government employee in DC told a story about government procurement. In an attempt to loose the procurement of toilet paper the Pentagon left out the requirement that the paper be free of holes. Not unsurprisingly, the lowest bidder (the winning bidder) delivered TP with holes in the rolls. You simply can not trust vendors. Every detail of an order has t be specified.

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