Links 4/12/21

Links for you. Science:

Did climate change cause societies to collapse? New research upends the old story.
Stress test: Scientists go inside the brains and bloodstreams of squirrels
The revolution in satellite technology means there are swarms of spacecraft no bigger than a loaf of bread in orbit
Why US coronavirus tracking can’t keep up with concerning variants (what’s neglected in this report is that many of the state labs that actually would do the sequencing had their sequencing and analysis staff deemed non-essential by their states and were sent home)
Florida is full of invasive species. They’re coming for the rest of us.

Other:

The world is fast. Bad Brains are faster. The legendary D.C. hardcore band raced ahead of its time, and we’re still catching up
Some Thoughts on Antisemitism (excellent)
Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre
New York Raises Taxes On The Rich As State Shifts Leftward
Groundbreakers. A century ago, landscape design was a man’s world. But these women created a garden for the ages.
Michael Reinoehl: More Justice Denied
The Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for the enslaved. Their descendants want to preserve it.
Trump officials bragged about blocking scientists from accurately reporting on COVID-19
Effectiveness of Chinese vaccines ‘not high’ and needs improvement, top health official says
Native American history not required in state where natives represent second-largest ethnicity
Trump’s improved performance with Latino voters in 2020 was powered by a surprising source: women (read the article & you’ll see that anti-abortionism is the gateway drug; anti-abortion women don’t vote Democratic; this isn’t surprising)
Bidenomics, explained: It’s the end of the Age of Reagan, but it’s much more than that
Five myths about political parties
Sweden’s Pandemic Experiment
Rep. Matt Gaetz won’t resign from Congress. His utter lack of shame helps him politically. Democrats like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are taking note. It might be safe to say that shame no longer has a place in American political life.
The entire Trump campaign was a scam — and it is not over. The New York Times reports that Trump’s issued $122 million in donation refunds. How could so many be duped again?
Biden’s Supreme Court reform commission won’t fix anything. The president’s new commission has a lot of fans — in the Federalist Society.
Higher Ed, Covid-19, and the austerity shock doctrine
Here’s why Michigan’s covid spike is so scary
The Court of Death
Mass Vaccine Sites Aren’t for the Masses

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