Links 11/15/21

Links for you. Science:

Captured on video: Bees pipe out alarms to warn of “murder hornet” attacks
Trees fight back: First-ever use of tree DNA in prosecution sends poacher to prison
Viral by Alina Chan and Matt Ridley review: pushes the lab-leak theory behind Covid too hard
COVID antiviral pills: what scientists still want to know
You can’t hide from your cat, so don’t even try: Cats create “mental maps” using audio cues, scientists have discovered.
How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic

Other:

Have Democrats reached the limits of White appeasement politics? (excellent framing of the problem)
Revolt of the Goldman Juniors: Crushed by pandemic workloads, Wall Street’s youngest want more money and better conditions. But mostly more money.
Why Facebook’s Metaverse Is Dead on Arrival
The Intellectual Incoherence of Cryptoassets
Antics by neofascist defendants in Charlottesville trial starkly contrast with mounting evidence
California Golden Bears football coach Justin Wilcox says team followed COVID-19 protocols (“The Berkeley Public Health department released a statement Tuesday night saying there was a “ongoing failure to abide by public health measures” that contributed to the 44 lab-confirmed positive tests…. Specifically the department said people in the program didn’t get tested when they were sick, stay home when they were sick or wear masks indoors.”)
I Will Create A Winning Basketball Program At The University Of Austin
Va. marriage amendment author tapped to co-chair Youngkin transition team (there are differences between the parties)
Data broker shared billions of phone location records with D.C. government as part of covid-tracking effort
Stop nationalizing local elections: There’s no single blueprint for how Democrats can win elections. What worked for Eric Adams in New York would not have worked for Michelle Wu in Boston.
Kristof’s Moralistic Journalism Was Often Full of Holes
David Graeber’s Possible Worlds: The Dawn of Everything author left behind countless fans and a belief society could still change for the better.
Public-Private Partnerships Are Quietly Hollowing Out Our Public Libraries
Kyle Rittenhouse’s story is a tragedy. The right thinks it’s a triumph.
Biden can save the U.S. Postal Service next by picking a new board chairman who will fire DeJoy
Contract lawyers face a growing invasion of surveillance programs that monitor their work
Sen. Mike Braun is in hot water over millions in ‘loans’ to his 2018 campaign
He served in the Air Force, and now he sleeps on a D.C. park bench
Yet another tedious gripe about food inflation reporting
The Mystery Was the Point: On the Life of Dean Stockwell (1936-2021)
Forbidden Courses Revealed! The straight poop from Bari Weissamatta U!
Boosted by the pandemic, ‘constitutional sheriffs’ are a political force
How Trump’s deal with Moderna hampers the global vaccine effort
Fear is the great unspoken engine of American history: It’s time to listen to white students and give them more credit than they get.

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