Links 11/17/20

Links for you. Science:

A Newly Discovered Tick Germ Is Sickening Dogs in the U.S., Vets Say
Largest-to-Date COVID Mortality Study Released
Hiding in Plain Sight: Mumbai’s Tide Pools and the City Beyond the Shore
The CDC chief lost his way during COVID-19. Now his agency is in the balance.
Mystery pterosaur fossils are found for the first time in Britain, misfiled in a museum’s shark collection


Nobody Learns Anything
‘Testing Is Really Vaccination for the Economy’: We Need Millions and Millions of Rapid Tests. One expert imagines a world where there are baskets of antigen tests outside schools, offices, factories—even NBA arenas. It already exists in Asia.
Joe Biden expected to roll back abortion restrictions early on in his administration
COVID-19 Is Out of Control. What Can We Do?
LatinX-plaining the election
Your Computer Isn’t Yours
The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse: A historian believes he has discovered iron laws that predict the rise and fall of societies. He has bad news.
Joe Biden’s Likely Pick to Lead His Party
How Biden Can Protect Workers on Day 1
What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country. Direct democracy! Universal basic income! … Fascism? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
The Scammer Who Wanted to Save His Country. Last year, a hacker gave Glenn Greenwald a trove of damning messages between Brazil’s leaders. Some suspected the Russians. The truth was far less boring.
The Green New Deal Didn’t Sink Democrats
2020 Was the ‘Precarity Election’. Democrats’ failure to address the issue of economic precarity undermines their claim to be the party of the working class.
Newly elected congresswoman wears Breonna Taylor face mask, and Republicans think that’s her name
Majority Rapport
The Politics of Joy. Just because last weekend’s surge of solidarity and celebration can’t last doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
Ernest & Lucinda Burhans House (1949) Peoria, IL
Republicans know D.C. needs voting rights, but their own power takes precedence
The Election That Broke the Republican Party
Militia leader Stewart Rhodes says he has men stationed outside of D.C. ready to engage in violence on Trump’s order
A fall coronavirus disaster is already here. We can’t wait until Inauguration Day to act.

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