Links 9/7/21

Links for you. Science:

Stop codon recoding is widespread in diverse phage lineages and has the potential to regulate translation of late stage and lytic genes
Evolution now accepted by majority of Americans
‘Totally Surprising and Rather Horrifying’: Giant Tortoises Eat Baby Birds
Is Ivermectin for Covid-19 Based on Fraudulent Research? Part 2. Another tale of potential fraud in the ivermectin literature (“Ivermectin literature contains a staggering volume of scientific fraud. Not mistakes, or oversights, or gilded lilies. Fraud.”)
The E phylogroup of Escherichia coli is highly diverse and mimics the whole E. coli species population structure

Other:

How to prevent the next Jan. 6, as revealed in an important new analysis
The Snake Oil Theory of the Modern Right (the left, construed broadly, has been saying this for years, but glad to see it in that New York paper)
America’s elites are inherently vulnerable to bad-faith arguments. So the pandemic is getting worse, not better
The Hard Covid-19 Questions We’re Not Asking
Stop the Doomsaying. U.S. Credibility Will Weather Afghanistan.
What’s Politics
Well This Ends Badly
Are the Navy SEALs actually awful at their jobs?
I Lived in a Bar For Six Months In Exchange For Watching the Place and Its Two Cats
Biden tells some hard truths few want to hear
People Liked Malls
The New York Times covers for DeSantis, blisters Biden
How the FBI Missed Alleged January 6 Leader Joe Biggs
Politico: Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz begged Trump to call off violent crowd during Jan. 6 insurrection
A Florida vaccine warrior: Trying to change stubborn minds, one at a time.
A year and a half after Sweden decided not to lock down, its COVID-19 death rate is up to 10 times higher than its neighbors
Though I Missed Something
Let’s Not Pretend That the Way We Withdrew From Afghanistan Was the Problem
The Wrong Way to Test Yourself for the Coronavirus: Rapid tests can help you stay safe in the Delta outbreak. But you have to use them correctly.
In a major blow to vaccine efforts, senior FDA leaders stepping down
After being fined $14,650 by the NFL, Bills’ Isaiah McKenzie shows his vaccine card

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