Links for you. Science:
The Evolutionary Quirk That Allows Antarctica’s Icefish To Survive Extreme Cold
‘Overwhelmed’: Flu cases spike at FSU, Florida A&M
Built-in defences: Viral genomes embedded in the DNA of plankton may protect the microscopic sea organisms against deadly viruses.
From Cows to Covid: The Spooky Origins of Vaccines
COVID-19 claims Lincoln zoo’s snow leopards
It Follows Earth Around the Sun. Just Don’t Call It a Moon.
The Good, the Bad, and the GOP: A dream of democracy permanently deferred (excellent)
Mirrors of Calamity: How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll (must-read)
As judge puts thumb on scales of justice, Rittenhouse’s likely acquittal creates recipe for violence
Would You Manage 70 Children And A 15-Ton Vehicle For $18 An Hour?
‘They tell you what you want to hear’: people buying fake vaccine cards get scammed themselves (lol)
San Francisco Socialist Dean Preston Debunks “YIMBY” Propaganda
Alice in Yimby Land — To Attack a Democratic Socialist, SF Yimby Resorts to Make Believe
Anti-Vaxxers and Politicians Push Germany to the Brink. Many in Germany thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. But the country is now being slammed by the fourth wave – fueled by millions of people who refuse to be vaccinated and political leaders who have abdicated leadership. The situation, say virologists, is grave. (will seem familiar to many U.S. readers…)
5CA again declares that the Constitution enacted Mr. Tucker Carlson’s monologue transcripts
Have the Founders of the University of Austin Been in a Classroom Lately? Niall Ferguson, Bari Weiss, and others are creating a new university as an antidote to campus illiberalism. It’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. (but they’re not actually going to be faculty, but more like guest seminar leaders. They won’t do much work.)
THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE POLLING AND THE NARRATIVE
Why Democrats Fold On Everything
Women in Argentina claim labor exploitation by Opus Dei
IF YOU WERE A REPUBLICAN, WOULD YOU WORK FOR A TRUMP CHALLENGER’S CAMPAIGN? I WOULDN’T. (threats aren’t just for Democrats anymore)
On Podcasts and Radio, Misleading Covid-19 Talk Goes Unchecked: False statements about vaccines have spread on the “Wild West” of media, even as some hosts die of virus complications. (On the vaccine: “It’s an egg that hatches into a synthetic parasite and grows inside your body,” Mr. Wiles said on his Oct. 13 episode. “This is like a sci-fi nightmare, and it’s happening in front of us.”)
‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents
Will Real Estate Ever Be Normal Again? In Austin and cities around the country, prices are skyrocketing, forcing regular people to act like speculators. When will it end?
We Outnumber Them
Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president
This Land is Their Land
Too Big to Sail: How a Legal Revolution Clogged Our Ports
What ‘Never Again’ Holocaust educators would say now about civility and fascism
DeSantis brings back Florida lawmakers to crack down on pandemic mandates
Sam Huff, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker of ‘unmatched ferocity,’ dies at 87