Links 10/2/21

Links for you. Science:

This Microchip With Wings Is The Smallest Flying Structure Humans Have Ever Built
Is ‘the worst cold ever’ going around?
New genomic analysis sorts out when Polynesians reached which islands
Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise
Echoes Through Time: The Historical Origins of the Droplet Dogma and its Role in the Misidentification of Airborne Respiratory Infection Transmission

Other:

Many Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids. Here’s Why.
Jim Sheeler, Pulitzer-winning journalist who honored fallen troops, dies at 53
Are Centrists in the Thrall of Right-Wing Propaganda? (yes)
Afghans arrived near a small Virginia town, exposing two different versions of America (one of them is very bigoted!)
China’s Crackdown Has a Straight Eye for the Queer Guy
He was a D.C. graffiti artist and spent time in prison. Now, a photo he took hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
What If 2020 Was Just a Rehearsal?
This feminist witch introduced California to Goddess worship
Added: The Senate knew about Kavanaugh’s partisan history. It confirmed him anyway.
With ‘R&B in DC 1940-1960,’ historian Jay Bruder reacquaints us with the sounds of a vanished Washington
2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a ‘miracle cure’ for COVID-19 — whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences
Today’s Special Teams Are Truly Special
D.C. should commit to telling the whole story of Columbian Harmony Cemetery
Kyrsten Sinema Used the Winery Where She Interned to Fundraise With Private Equity
A hamster has been trading cryptocurrencies in a cage rigged to automatically buy and sell tokens since June – and it’s currently outperforming the S&P 500
How to Talk About Climate Change Across the Political Divide
Ghostly Aerial Photos Frame Isolated and Abandoned Houses Scattered Across North America
Our Drug Supply Is Sick. How Can We Fix It?
California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis
U.S. vs. China: A battle of ideas, not militaries: The real superweapon in Cold War 2 will be public image
The Biden administration could sidestep McConnell’s refusal to pay America’s bills by minting a $1 trillion platinum coin
Health-care pricing doesn’t work. Washington can fix it.

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