Links 2/11/21

Links for you. Science:

The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells
George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81
Was This Dinosaur More Subaquatic Killer or Giant Wading Bird?
In Ice Age Siberia, a Meeting of Carnivores May Have Given Us Dogs
Danish scientists see tough times ahead as they watch more contagious COVID-19 virus surge

Other:

The Lousy Tippers of the Trump Administration
They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.
Sanders amasses budget arsenal to enact $15 minimum wage
N.Y.C.’s Covid Metrics Are Dire. Cuomo Is Reopening Restaurants Anyway. (he’s a sociopath, and doesn’t understand why there has been a decline)
Proud Boys may have planned Capitol breach to retaliate against police for member stabbed at earlier march, FBI alleges
To Make Stimulus Checks Better Targeted, Give Them to Everyone
“Aggressive” rise of Colorado’s extremist militia groups follows long history in state
With No Parade This Year, New Orleans Is Festooned With Mardi Gras ‘House Floats’
Governors should not repeat the same mistake that created the second COVID-19 surge, and the third
House members introduce bill to stabilize Metro funding
The story behind ‘Blue Check Homes’: How an SF artist created a fake company that fooled thousands
What China Is Doing to Its Uighur Population Isn’t Getting Nearly Enough Attention
AOC Is Right About Hawley and Cruz & America Is A Coup-able State
GAO report on Trump’s handling of pandemic finds programs never implemented and money gone missing
Bipartisan House and Senate members introduce bill to save Postal Service’s finances (have been writing about this for years; finally, something happens)
Politicians Have One Special Skill (yep)
The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks
An ugly truth links Marjorie Taylor Greene to Trump — one the GOP won’t confront
Who Is Aleksei Navalny? NYT Once Knew, but Has Since Forgotten
Militia alliance in Georgia signals new phase for extremist paramilitaries
Warning: If Your Business Depends on a Platform, You Don’t Have a Business

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