Links for you. Science:
Scientists Are Freaking Out Over The First-Ever Footage of This Bizarre Squid
This weird fruit is native to North America and an ‘ecological anachronism’
A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research Suggests
Early Insights from Statistical and Mathematical Modeling of Key Epidemiologic Parameters of COVID-19
The geography of the COVID19 third wave
Vote. But don’t mail your ballot (important–send to people who haven’t voted yet)
Colleges need to look beyond stopping parties to safely reopen in spring 2021
Restaurant Workers Have Been Waiting Five Weeks for Extended Unemployment Benefits
This Is the Coronavirus Election: In January, the COVID-19 pandemic will still be burning its way across the U.S. Next week, Americans will choose whether to bring it under control. (“The U.S. has now clearly seen what happens when a pandemic occurs under Trump. It is an experiment that no one should ever want to rerun.”)
Revisiting the Rise of Italian Fascism
Where are all these Democratic votes coming from? Some of Florida’s reddest counties.
Watching AOC in Congress Is Like Watching Jordan at North Carolina
Joe Biden isn’t the only candidate with family in question in this campaign.
300 Job Applications Later, an Arkansas Teacher Laid Off in the Pandemic Is Losing Hope
AOC’s Next Four Years
Anonymous Failed: The highest-profile internal critic of the administration now admits that the basic premise of his argument was mistaken.
Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’
Paleontologists See Stars as Software Bleeps Scientific Terms
Rand Paul: Seniors Should Be Served Meals by COVID-Survivors (libertarian wants to force people into jobs based on disease history…)
Republicans Have Confirmed Amy Coney Barrett—and Officially Captured the Supreme Court
Wyoming Is Using Dark Money To Help Keep Coal Plants In Other States Open
Glenn Greenwald Resigns From The Intercept. Greenwald’s decision stems from a fundamental disagreement over the role of editors and the nature of censorship.
12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election
Monorail between Montgomery and Frederick counties would generate billions in economic benefits, study says
A top Interior official has controversial views on race. He used a white supremacist website to support them.
Lots of DC Bars and Restaurants Are Going Into Pandemic Winter Hibernation