Links 4/16/21

Links for you. Science:

Encryption Lava Lamps
So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says
Humans Were Actually Apex Predators For 2 Million Years, New Study Finds
Putative plasmid prophages of Bacillus cereus sensu lato may hold the key to undiscovered phage diversity
Error-riddled data sets are warping our sense of how good AI really is. Our understanding of progress in machine learning has been colored by flawed testing data.

Other:

Republicans are in a messy divorce with big business. Democrats could benefit
A ‘Hysterical Throng’ Also Describes This Country for Four Years
The Road to Removing Police From Traffic Enforcement
Republicans Aren’t Interested in the Civil Rights Division Doing Anything About Civil Rights
OK But This Seems Pretty Colludey
Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals
Seniors Have Been Eligible for Three Months, But Some Are Still Not Vaccinated
A coronavirus-infected Republican’s anger at Trump signals turbulence ahead
Always Read the Methods Section (this is why newspaper should let their science reporters lead on COVID-19, as I noted over a year ago)
On Afghanistan, Biden decides a 20-year war is long enough and upsets all the right people
Daunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets
THEY’LL DO ANYTHING FOR “FREEDOM” (BUT THEY WON’T DO THAT)

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