Links 8/3/20

Links for you. Science:

These Monkeys Were Once Revered. Now They Are Taking Over.
Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
The Doctor From Nazi Germany and the Search for Life on Mars
Why the ‘Super Weird’ Moons of Mars Fascinate Scientists
Do We Believe in U.F.O.s? That’s the Wrong Question (need something fun these days…)


Why Republicans are more afraid of change than ever
Economics is a disgrace (devastating; I’m not naive about biology, but this is horrifying)
Contact Tracer: Getting People to Talk About Covid-19 Can Be as Complicated as Asking About STDs. An interview with one of DC’s 300 investigators.
These Businesses Lasted Decades. The Virus Closed Them for Good. The pandemic has wiped out the longstanding anchors of New York neighborhoods.
House approves Beyer’s proposal to track helicopter noise in D.C.
The Great Awakening. You have arrived. (no idea if this is even remotely true, but it’s a fun, if bizarre, read)
Men of Little Self-Worth
Doctors to Governor Baker: Expanded COVID-19 surveillance testing ‘essential’ to reopening schools safely
This is nothing like Nixon’s Washington
Little Beirut’s Peculiar Structure of Government and The Troubles
Amazing sky over DC, Anacostia River
Republican Party officials hid COVID-19 mask purchases by labeling them ‘building maintenance’ in federal disclosures
Republicans’ coronavirus aid bill is a joke. It might take a stock market crash to change their minds.
Whisper Networks Long Warned Women About A Prominent Local Journalist. Now, They’re Going Public
Unpacking DHS’s Troubling Explanation of the Portland Van Video
In Portland, the Baby Fascists Have Shown Their Face
Stanley Tigerman, House with a Pompadour (1978-80) Portage, IN
White Supremacy Shaped American Christianity, Researcher Says
Ex-border agent: Special unit sent to Oregon among ‘most violent and racist in all law enforcement’
Racism among white Christians is higher than among the nonreligious. That’s no coincidence.
This is one absolute failure by Donald Trump that is actually good for the United States
The Military Demographic Conundrum

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