Links 6/30/21

Links for you. Science:

The Health Benefits of Coffee (some caveats in the article though)
Research Roundup: Lead Exposure Causes Crime
Want kids to learn math? Level with them that it’s hard. It’s only easy once you’ve mastered the concepts. Telling students otherwise can backfire.
Federal health officials find vaccine benefits outweigh small cardiac risk for teens, young adults
Surprise China ‘Dragon Man’ Skull Indicates Species Could Be Our Closest Kin

Other:

U.S. Conservatives Are Uniquely Inclined Toward Right-Wing Authoritarianism Compared to Western Peers
Now booming on Moscow’s black market: Fake vaccine certificates
How to Get the Unemployed Back to Work: Ending federal enhancements to jobless benefits will not be enough to meet employers’ hiring needs.
One Year on From the Toppling of Albert Pike, What Happens to it and Other Problematic D.C. Statues?
Running Towards The Field Of Rakes
Trump is suing New York over a golf course. That could be a big mistake.
What Mike Gravel Meant
Where Jobless Benefits Were Cut, Jobs Are Still Hard to Fill
William Barr’s bombshell about Trump is more revealing than it seems
Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November
Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The Legend Of Gary Gygax
The unsurprising and increasingly normalized bloodlust of Donald Trump
As Parents Forbid Covid Shots, Defiant Teenagers Seek Ways to Get Them (it’s telling that they want to get vaccinated so they can do things with other people; seems like this would work with adults too…)
Thousands of Prisoners Were Sent Home Because of Covid. They Don’t Want to Go Back.
Buying a Car Improved My Life. It Shouldn’t Have.
The potential stickiness of pandemic-induced behavior changes in the United States
Can Congress Insure Fair Elections? The legal scholar Rick Hasen discusses the dangers of election subversion and voter suppression.
The Toyota Sedition
Documents Show Ivanka Trump Didn’t Testify Accurately in Inauguration Scandal Case
Leaves Must be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck.
Bill Barr wants his legacy to be his mumbled opposition to Trump on fraud, not his shouted agreement

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