8/31/21

Links for you. Science:

This Report Could Make or Break the Next 30 Years of U.S. Astronomy
Those anti-COVID plastic barriers probably don’t help and may make things worse
Venomous Sea Snakes That Charge Divers May Just Be Looking for Love
Babies and Toddlers Spread Virus in Homes More Easily Than Teens, Study Finds
A Big Study About Honesty Turns Out To Be Based On Fake Data

Other:

Who Lost Afghanistan? Twenty years of lying and confusion by U.S. leaders ends in a predictable and bloody farce. (must-read)
Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through March
The seductions of war
Why Are We Still Using Trump’s Broken Census?
How the unvaccinated and the pandemic threaten everyone’s health
Can Making Politics Boring Save American Democracy?
Sex workers fear OnlyFans decision to ban explicit content will push them further into the shadows
The Groundbreaking Decision That Just Struck a Blow to Our Racist Immigration Laws
Janey’s mask mandate is a step in the right direction. She must keep going
There’s a forgotten program trapping millions in poverty that needs to be fixed by Congress now
As a doctor in a COVID unit, I’m running out of compassion for the unvaccinated. Get the shot
On the streets of Kabul, the damage caused by two decades of American hubris is all too obvious
The FDA’s inexcusable foot-dragging on child vaccination (“…bureaucrats often seem to believe that the worst kind of failure is when the government takes some action and bad things happen. Bad things happening because the government didn’t take swift action doesn’t register in the same way.”)
How the U.S. vaccination drive came to rely on an army of consultants
Trump Booed At Rally After Quipping That COVID-19 Vaccinations Are ‘Good’
The U.S. squandered the world’s sympathy by invading Afghanistan and Iraq. What will it learn from defeat?
Cuomo’s Ouster May Have Saved Public College in New York
Busting the ‘work family’ myth: Turns out your job doesn’t have to be your life
Amazon wants to get even bigger in Boston. The five would-be mayors are wary
1941 poster for the Mason City Art Center opening by the WPA Iowa Art Program
Today appears to be “Epidemiology and School Closures Discourse” day and so…
Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved? The strange fate of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains has generated endless speculation.

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