Links 10/11/21

Links for you. Science:

Tylenol could be risky for pregnant women – a new review of 25 years of research finds acetaminophen may contribute to ADHD and other developmental disorders in children
Serendipity and foresight prepared the world to fight the coronavirus: Barney Graham laid the groundwork for the world to battle this pandemic, and the scientists he mentored will equip us for the next one
What Even Counts as Science Writing Anymore? The pandemic made it clear that science touches everything, and everything touches science. (But “science is culture.” Ed seems to have forgotten this?)
The Cactus That Came Back from the Dead
Iron Battery Breakthrough Could Eat Lithium’s Lunch
A woodpecker is officially declared extinct. Why should we care?

Other:

Is D.C. Really An Education Reform Success Story?
COVID-19 must be eliminated, not become endemic, if America is to survive (very good discussion about what endemic does and doesn’t mean)
Wanted: A better Build Back Better campaign
Inside United Airlines’ Decision to Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines
Marcia Freedman, First American Woman in Knesset, Dies at 83. As a radical gay feminist in historically patriarchal Israel, Ms. Freedman was under constant criticism and was often dismissed by her colleagues.
Welcome to ‘Death Panels: Build Back Better Edition’
These Jewish NYC schoolteachers want a religious exemption from the city’s vaccine mandate (a shanda)
Maybe the Only Solution Is to Log Off: The Facebook outage on Monday was a neat corollary to weeks of revelations, facilitated by whistleblower Frances Haugen, that we are using these products to poison ourselves.
Supreme Court gets ready to cement itself as a fully partisan Republican institution
Downtown D.C. Restaurants Are Still Hurting While Neighborhood Eateries Bounce Back
Chuck Grassley favors term limits. Just not for himself.
So How Far Will House Progressives Retreat to Get a Version of Biden’s “Build Back Better” Program
The Ugly Truth Behind the Kyrsten Sinema Bathroom Protest
USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program: The test allows customers to cash business or payroll checks at the post office and place them onto a gift card.
Can a post office be a bank? New services test a progressive priority
Mexicans included
D.C. Council member mum on vaccination status (Trayon White claims he is vaccinated though, but his comments on measles vaccination are awful, and he’s said stupid things before about vaccination)
What’s Wrong With Kyrsten Sinema?
Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates Shouldn’t Exist
Apocalypse Now: On vaccination, Revelation, and the mark of the beast
This Is the Most Active Labor Agitation in Decades, and Workers Finally Have a Chance
Bread for the City expands health-care options in Southeast with new medical clinic

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