Links 9/20/20

Links for you. Science:

A New System for Cooling Down Computers Could Revolutionize the Pace of Innovation
Population Density Does Not Doom Cities to Pandemic Dangers
What’s Wrong with Social Science and How to Fix It: Reflections After Reading 2578 Papers
Biologists warn ‘extinction denial’ is the latest anti-science conspiracy theory (nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism)
Your Phone Wasn’t Built for the Apocalypse: Why the orange sky looks gray


“That’s Their Problem”: How Jared Kushner Let the Markets Decide America’s COVID-19 Fate. First-person accounts of a tense meeting at the White House in late March suggest that President Trump’s son-in-law resisted taking federal action to alleviate shortages and help Democratic-led New York. Instead, he enlisted a former roommate to lead a Consultant State to take on the Deep State, with results ranging from the Eastman Kodak fiasco to a mysterious deal to send ventilators to Russia.
Democrats try to streamline mail balloting for their voters
How the west lost. After the long stand-off against communism, victory seemed as total as it was sudden. But the west has since fractured and is now losing prestige and influence—does the reversal expose a moral defeat?
For now, Metro has ramped up service. What measures can help keep riders and workers safe?
WAMU Leadership Tried To Oust Reporter Accused Of Sexual Harassment. American University Stopped Them (left wing universities something something…)
‘How do you convince someone to change?’ asks a group of senior D.C. residents who’ve spent months charting the mask-wearing habits of a neighborhood
Workers Call For Major Changes At D.C.’s Overwhelmed Unemployment Office
Hilton Brothers to Close Seven Bars ‘for Foreseeable Future’ on Halloween (lots of jobs in D.C.)
Many Employers In The D.C. Region Expect Expanded Telework After Pandemic
How NAFTA Lost Democrats the South
In America’s Blood
Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic
Another Woman Has Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct. We’re Supposed to Believe They’re All Lying?
Trump is losing control of his own propaganda
America needs a democratic revolution
What Is It With Trump and Face Masks?
Am I wasting my time organizing email? A study of email refinding
Can’t Believe I’m Losing To This Guy
This electrical transmission tower has a little problem. can you spot it? actually, it’s not a small problem–it cost us 16.65 billion dollars and caused the deaths of 85 people.
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections: A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.
A perfectly timed photo of a Raven stealing the sun in a smokey Pacific Northwest.

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