Links 1/3/21

Links for you. Science:

Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains
Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk
Los Angeles is America’s new coronavirus hot spot. Urban sprawl might’ve played a role.
The World’s Oceans in Distress
This African Gray Parrot Is the First Animal To Ever Ask an Existential Question


Assholes (excellent)
Republicans aren’t very good at numbers
Why we aren’t seeing the carnage
A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar
Coronavirus vaccinations are off to a very slow start. That should set off alarms.
Hotel Harrington And Harry’s Bar, Gathering Place For Proud Boys, Will Close During January MAGA March
After suffering abuse from two narcissistic bosses, I’m leery of working for others
Luke Letlow, GOP congressman-elect from Louisiana, dies of covid-19
Vaccines Are Safe, No Matter What Bobby Kennedy Says
Train station, China
The Resistance’s Breakup With the Media Is at Hand
Are Georgia’s Senate Democratic candidates as ‘radical’ as Republicans are making them out to be? (no, they’re New Democrats)
Apple pulls iPhone app promoting secret parties during the COVID-19 pandemic (the company’s website hilariously claims, “Vybe Together was an MVP that was poorly branded.”)
Analysis: Some Said the Vaccine Rollout Would Be a ‘Nightmare.’ They Were Right.
Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us
‘I Just Hope I’m Alive Next Year’: Five Local Essential Workers Describe Their 2020
Look Beyond the Media Frenzy and Focus on the Fundamentals
Critics Warn Repeal of Section 230 ‘Would Be Devastating for Human Rights, Social Movements, and Marginalized People’
Here’s Why Distribution of the Vaccine Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Every Time Larry Summers Challenges Bernie Sanders, It Ends Badly for All Americans
Deaths among D.C.’s homeless jumped this year, including 23 who died of the coronavirus

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