Links 4/22/21

Links for you. Science:

We found methane-eating bacteria living in a common Australian tree. It could be a game changer for curbing greenhouse gases
Mathematician Disproves 80-Year-Old Algebra Conjecture
The Fairy Circles Mystery Gets a New Suspect
Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
Large clinical trial to study repurposed drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms

Other:

The Girl in the Kent State Photo: In 1970, an image of a dead protester immediately became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him? (excellent, must-read)
Syria Chemical-Attack Deniers Admit Links to WikiLeaks and Russia (and blackmail was involved)
Ted Nugent has caught COVID-19 after calling it “not a real pandemic”
Washington, D.C., statehood bill gets a boost from Biden as House vote approaches
Biden administration says it ‘strongly supports’ making D.C. the 51st state
This Is Years of Starving Government and Deregulating Industry at Work
Do Republican moderates even know what they want?Do Republican moderates even know what they want?
Whose First Amendment
The Real Republican Argument Against D.C. Having Senate Seats Is That They Can’t Compete for Them
Contrarianism
Why Do We Do That?
A 70-year history of single family home prices in the US, macro and micro editions
IT’S NOT TRUMPISM, IT’S REPUBLICANISM, PART LXXXVII
Antisemitic Attitudes Across the Ideological Spectrum
New York Times offers a breathtakingly audacious argument about U.S. politics (by audacious, we mean fucking stupid)
Compliance Will Not Save Me (“But it was Stillman who put Toledo in a split-second situation where he had to make a decision.” Haven’t seen anyone else make this critical point)
Ten GOP Senators, Sitting in a Tree…
Some Laid Off D.C. Workers Should See Unemployment Benefits This Week After One Month Delay In Payments
Traffic enforcement is broken in the U.S. Here’s how we can fix it.
The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated
A Big DC Sports Club Is Going to Pay a $100,000 Fine for Covid-Safety Violations

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