Links 10/15/21

Links for you. Science:

Real-world data show that filters clean COVID-causing virus from air
Flatworms Are Metal. They can tear themselves in half and regrow complete bodies. They can retain memories despite decapitation. And if you chop them into little pieces, each piece will start acting like a perfectly intact worm.
Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump
Airless tires are finally coming in 2024: Here’s why you’ll want a set
The blue crab’s blueprint: U-Md. scientists map crustacean’s genome
Is It Time for a New Economics Curriculum?

Other:

Ohio student, 10, confronts anti-maskers at board meeting: ‘Please be quiet. It’s inappropriate’ (this is the hero America needs)
“They Pick The One”: How Big Pharma flipped Kyrsten Sinema, who’s now threatening to be their key obstructionist.
D.C. Scrambled To Shelter Unhoused Residents In Hotels After COVID Hit. What Did We Learn From PEP-V?
South Dakota Is a Moral Sewer and Should Be Abolished. Governor Kristi Noem isn’t the problem. The other Dakota is a make-believe state devoted to the preservation of wealth dynasties, and it should just go away. (really only need one Dakota)
It’s time to close the religious vaccine objection loophole
The Facebook Whistleblower Is Heroic… And Terribly Wrong
BERN-ING QUESTIONS
Manchin and Sinema’s Dying Brand of Centrism
What Killed the Blue-Collar Struggle for Social Justice
The problem with our election obsession
Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge. Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge.
How dumb can a nation get and still survive?
Gilding The Lily (Bowser is so corrupt)
“Help, help, I’m being silenced!” says professor in opinion piece in Newsweek and MIT guest lecture
The geography of carfree households in the United States
In New Mexico, a bold experiment aims to take police out of the equation for mental health calls
Sri Yatun’s Escape. Every year, more than a thousand domestic workers are brought to the U.S. by diplomats and other foreign officials. What happens when those workers face abuse?
How Rep. Pramila Jayapal Turned The Progressive Caucus Into A Powerful Force
Millions of kids’ coronavirus shots ‘ready’ to go; initial doses to be shared on a population basis
Donald Trump’s IRS Commissioner Has Been A Great Team Player For Democrats. The man who once shielded Trump’s tax returns has been an ally on social policy and tax enforcement. (still shouldn’t be reappointed)
What if, instead of confronting China’s rise, we must manage its decline?
Trump Tried To Use This Law To Overturn His Loss, But Now Congress Could Change It
One more time Trump tried to undo the will of the voters
Ruled By Ghouls

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