Monthly Archives: April 2021

Links 4/25/21

Links for you. Science: The Flu Vanished During Covid. What Will Its Return Look Like? DNA of Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Parasite Surprises Biologists We Are Turning COVID-19 Into a Young Person’s Disease What Should Museums Do With the Bones of … Continue reading

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D.C. Status

If you want one too, they’re available at Bailiwick Clothing*. Support the local D.C. bidness! *I have no connection to Bailiwick other than I’ve talked to one of the owners a couple of times, and they seem like good people.

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Links 4/24/21

Links for you. Science: COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a SARS-CoV-2 R.1 Lineage Variant in a Skilled Nursing Facility After Vaccination Program — Kentucky, March 2021 Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members — Chicago, Illinois, December … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Deer Among Flowers The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Still Rising Gym Jordan Is an Asshole, but Fauci’s Response Should Have Been Better Fighting Fire with Fire When It Comes to Voter Suppression When … Continue reading

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Links 4/23/21

Links for you. Science: US dentists prescribe twice as many antibiotics as dentists in Australia Scientists haven’t figured out long Covid. Here are 5 of their best hypotheses. Previous COVID-19 may cut risk of reinfection 84% Scientists send 1000s of … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: Any State with More Per-Capita COVID-19 Deaths Than D.C. Should Lose Statehood

Earlier this week, Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise argued that D.C.’s high homicide rate means D.C. “can’t perform basic governmental duties like protecting its residents from criminals” (says the Congressman from Louisiana, which has a sky high homicide rate…). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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When D.C. Becomes a State, Our Wards Need to Become Counties

Despite Senators Manchin and Sinema, who are what narcissists look like when they lack significant sociopathic tendencies (though Manchin is also an ideologue), I’m going with when, not if. One long-standing problem when looking at data for D.C. is that … Continue reading

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Links 4/21/21

Links for you. Science: The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season New Record: 47 People On Flight Test Positive For Coronavirus NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter lifts off of Mars COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions B.1.1.7 variant … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire When It Comes to Voter Suppression

So, I really don’t think Democrats should figure out how to suppress Republican voters–no one should be suppressing anyone else’s vote. But if Democrats did, that probably would force Republicans to get on board with a voting rights act–or enough … Continue reading

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