Monthly Archives: September 2021

Links 9/26/21

Links for you. Science: Amazing photos show a family of wild boars organizing a cage breakout of 2 piglets, demonstrating high levels of intelligence and empathy The world’s tallest populace is shrinking, and scientists want to know why Viral Sequencing … Continue reading

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Georgetown, Transformed

Observed on Prospect St NW, between 36th and 37th, Georgetown, D.C.:

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Links 9/24/21

Links for you. Science: Coronaviruses with a SARS-CoV-2-like receptor-binding domain allowing ACE2-mediated entry into human cells isolated from bats of Indochinese peninsula Wildfire threatens historic trees at Sequoia National Park. Fireproof blankets are the defense. Sorry, a Coronavirus Infection Might … Continue reading

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Links 9/25/21

Links for you. Science: Exploratory study of the global intent to accept COVID-19 vaccinations (U.S. results don’t account for race/ethnicity so…) Battalions of armyworms are chomping up fields across the nation — sometimes overnight Almost 10,000 people tested negative before … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It…

…a week of Mad Biologist posts: Male Gaze Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The Monoclonal Antibody Ignorance Edition Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The South Dakota Edition The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: A High Plateau The Courage of Our … Continue reading

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The ‘Centrist’ Canard

If you want to distract yourself from the ongoing pandemic, you always can take a break by looking at U.S. politics. One of the fictions that has been accepted as dogma for decades is that ‘centrist Democrats’ are savvier than … Continue reading

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Links 9/23/21

Links for you. Science: A vaccine veteran steps away from the NIH, looking out toward the world The Best Photos Taken Through Microscopes Will Blow You Away Recent Ebola outbreak emerged from someone infected 5 years earlier Infectious SARS-CoV-2 in … Continue reading

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The Courage of Our COVID Convictions

Earlier this week, I described the absurd simultaneous acceptance of monoclonal antibody therapy and distrust of the COVID-19 vaccines and the sharp partisan divide in South Dakota, in which Republicans think vitamins are more effective against COVID-19 than masking or … Continue reading

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Links 9/22/21

Links for you. Science: What animals think of death ‘You bloody fool’: Duck mimics human sound during mating display Komodo Dragons Are Now Endangered and ‘Moving Toward Extinction’ A.I. Can Now Write Its Own Computer Code. That’s Good News for … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: A High Plateau

Better than another week of increases though. Before we get to that, no wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can … Continue reading

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