Links 11/29/20

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Links for you. Science:

For the first time, scientists detect the ghostly signal that reveals the engine of the universe
Recent endemic coronavirus infection is associated with less severe COVID-19
Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic. She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body. (heart attack)
Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says
What Will Trump’s Most Profound Legacy Be? Possibly Climate Damage. President-elect Biden can restore many of the 100-plus environmental regulations that President Trump rolled back, but much of the damage to the climate cannot be reversed.

Other:

OAN Is So Dangerous Because It Looks Like a Real News Channel
The President Doesn’t Need Congress to Cancel Student Loan Debt. Democrats Will Push For Action in 2021
Homeless families sought shelter from COVID-19 in vacant houses. CHP officers evicted them before Thanksgiving
The Tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn
What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers: Many Americans’ feeds are nightmares. I know because I spent weeks living inside two of them.
The disinformation system that Trump unleashed will outlast him. Here’s what reality-based journalists must do about it.
Times Change: In the Trump years, the New York Times became less dispassionate and more crusading, sparking a raw debate over the paper’s future.
What the coronavirus vaccine shows about the potential for innovation
Biden Is Stepping Into a Dream Economic Scenario
Utah’s Desert Monolith Mysteriously Vanishes
Trump’s Election Lies Failed, but the Damage Is Done
Janet Yellen at Treasury Is One of Biden’s Best Appointments
A shot. A wait. Another shot: Two-dose coronavirus vaccine regimens will make it harder to inoculate America
From campus, a lesson in controlling the virus. Massachusetts colleges have been the rare success in combating the spread of coronavirus. The state could learn from their extensive testing plans.
Experts Warn Of Erratic COVID-19 Testing Numbers After Thanksgiving
Well Paid Bullshit Artists
More than two dozen Covid-19 cases were traced to youth basketball at a California gym, health officials say
Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars
The flip side to Biden’s appointments: All the Trumpers he can fire
Barack Obama Doesn’t Have the Answers. The former president seems unable to reckon with the failures of his presidency and diagnose the Republican Party’s incurable nihilism.
S–t Public Defenders See: Innocent, But Fined. The state of Iowa collects millions of dollars in fines from people whose charges were dismissed. There’s also a Catch-22: financially, you’re better off guilty

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