Links 9/23/20

Links for you. Science:

The Clock Is Ticking on America’s ‘Feral Swine Bomb’: Wild pigs are running rampant—and doing billions of dollars of damage each year.
Ever wondered why trees ditch their leaves each fall?
Most Positive Coronavirus Tests Are True Positives. Why it’s nonsense to say that 90% of COVID-19 tests are false positives
Prospect of life on Venus propels interest in robotic missions
Is it covid-19 or the flu? What doctors say about the symptoms.


This is what it looks like when the State of California process your unemployment insurance claim, which is part of why that claim takes too long to be paid out. It’s not a sexy overhaul, but we need a 21st century system that is resilient to the crises it purports to respond to.
If There Was No Florida Democratic Party, It Would Be Easier For Democrats To Win
How to Get Away with Murder
Right-wing media want to force out Nashville’s mayor based on a wild misreading of coronavirus emails
Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave her life to the country — and her heart to the performing arts
How a transsexual, satanist, anarchist trolled New Hampshire voters. Aria DiMezzo laid a trap for Republican voters in Cheshire County, and they walked right into it.
Greg Gianforte, Montana’s Pseudoscience Gubernatorial Candidate. From young Earth theory to climate change to COVID-19, the GOP congressman has a lot of ideas that should concern anyone who wants science-based policies.
For insulin and other medications, rising costs aren’t slowing down
Life on Boston’s streets during the pandemic
How the right wing legal machine actually works
Yes, I was hired because I was Black. But that’s not the only reason.
Anne Helen Peterson on millennial burnout and how we can beat it
Overemphasizing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hero status among women diminishes her
So Trump Gets Uppers In The Ass
Senate Republicans are showing us why they should lose their majority
Pinto Campaign Offers Stingy Salary for Last Minute Field Director Position. $2,400 a month in D.C.?
Rarefied air: Taking a healthy breath is now a luxury in California. Welcome to climate change, where wealth buys you health and basic comfort
D.C. Has Been Breaking Its Own Contracting Law. And it wants to continue doing so.
Top colleges should grow, rather than crow about rejecting nearly everyone
Coronavirus Economic Distress Hitting Indebted Professionals
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Dying Wish: DISSENT! To honor RBG, we’ve got to fight with all our might to reclaim the Supreme Court—and that means packing it.

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