Links 4/3/21

Links for you. Science:

The Perishable Past: The Shigir Idol and the Limitations of Knowledge
Ongoing trial shows Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine remains highly effective after six months
Why Animals Don’t Get Lost
The Collapse of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Telescope
Why Some of Your Vaccine ‘Side Effects’ Might Just Be Placebo

Other:

Runaway American Dreams: On Bruce Springsteen’s long political trajectory (excellent)
Hong Kong’s Avoidable Tragedy Is Complete
John Boehner Shellacked Ted Cruz in His Book. But What’s This About Michele Bachmann? The former Speaker is refreshingly honest about the Republican Party’s descent into madness, but he fails to wrap his arms around the whole problem or how long it’s been there.
‘Whole Generations Of Fathers’ Lost As COVID-19 Kills Young Latino Men In NJ
Has The Era Of Ordinary Americans Thinking They Are “Pre-Rich” Ended?
How many anti-vaxxers does it take to misinform the world? Just twelve
Democratic Firm Is Accused of Firing Workers for Speaking Up
The Boat Stuck in the Suez Canal Shut Down Global Commerce. So Could Organized Workers.
Biden’s Evangelical Foes Set Aside Satan Fears, Cash Aid Checks
Our streets aren’t safe for children
What Policies Have the D.C. Council’s Newest Members Championed?
Catherine Liu Hates Her Friends
John Boehner’s I-Was-Just-a-Feather-in-the-Gales-of-Crazy Act Doesn’t Work on Those of Us Who Were There
“VC Lives Matter”: Silicon Valley Investors Want to Oust San Francisco’s Reformist DA
A newspaper has a novel strategy for covering one politician’s falsehoods: Don’t
Flying on instruments
How to make the bus better: The transit workhorse needs more than cheerleading
Trump, My Dad and the Rightward Shift of Latino Men
Why We Don’t Need The Big Standardized Test In One Quote
Former professor says Yale fired her over tweet on Trump, Dershowitz (cancel culture tho)
Hudson Yards Has Landscaped Out the Food Vendors

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