Monthly Archives: February 2021

Links 2/28/21

Links for you. Science: Why Do We Even Have Dogs? Uruk and the Emergence of Civilization NASA Is Up to Its Usual Next-Level Sh*t: Throwing a dart 128 million miles and hitting the bullseye is really worth celebrating. Loss of … Continue reading

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From 2015, observed on Logan Circle, NW, D.C.:

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Links 2/27/21

Links for you. Science: ‘What other variants might be out there?’ An expert on viral evolution on what’s happening with coronavirus mutations How You Make an Adenovirus Vaccine Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses circulating in bats and pangolins in Southeast … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: When Elected Officials Are Above and Apart The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Will D.C. Engage in Magical Thinking and Backslide (Again) 500,000 Dead: Rage Is the Appropriate Emotion We Still Have Multiple Housing … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/21

Links for you. Science: In lab experiment, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine less potent against coronavirus variant C.D.C. Announces $200 Million ‘Down Payment’ to Track Virus Variants Vaccine hesitancy/skepticism is a problem, but I don’t agree with the pearl-clutching about “messaging,” as if … Continue reading

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The Value of Work: The Mitt Romney Edition

Republican senator Mitt Romney has thoughts about survival checks (boldface mine): Extending federal supplemental unemployment benefits beyond March 14 is a good idea that merits bipartisan support. But the Biden stimulus calls for checks of $400 a week in addition … Continue reading

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Links 2/25/21

Links for you. Science: This hydrogen paste has a similar range to that of gasoline and could revolutionize the transport industry Antibody-Dependent Enhancement and the Coronavirus Vaccines Densely sampled viral trajectories suggest longer duration of acute infection with B.1.1.7 variant … Continue reading

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When Elected Officials Are Above and Apart

This post accidentally spooled out over the weekend. Since it seemed to be somewhat popular on the Twitterz, I’m reposting it: A point I made long ago in the context of transportation policy bears repeating: for services to work well, … Continue reading

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Links 2/24/21

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 Cases Are Dropping Fast. Why? Florida has a new enormous invasive predatory fish likely to devastate its freshwater ecosystem. What the Fear of China Is Doing to American Science The coronavirus is here to stay … Continue reading

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We Still Have Multiple Housing Crises

In the Before Times, some asshole with a blog observed: One housing crisis, and the one that gets the least attention, exists in those places where housing prices are too low, but I’m not going to discuss that here. The … Continue reading

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