Links 11/24/21

Links for you. Science:

How Australia’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot Came Back From Extinction
Population impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants with enhanced transmissibility and/or partial immune escape
Why Don’t We Have a Covid Vaccine for Pets?
You Should See Her in a Crown. Now You Can See Her Face. New research is solving mysteries linked to the La Almoloya burial site and revealing a genetic history of an ancient European people.
DogPhone Will Let Dog Use Phone
Did vaccination drive the evolution of variant (Alpha, Beta, etc…) SARS-CoV-2 viruses? This is a legitimate scientific question, but after looking into it I don’t believe this to be the case.

Other:

Bowser’s new chair of D.C. public housing board did not pay $15,000 in taxes, records show (when Bowser isn’t fucking up the COVID response, she’s being corrupt as hell)
Contrarian Doctors: The Pandemic is Over, Again
RNC chair contradicts Trump: ‘Biden won the election’ (too little, too late)
‘Top Republicans’ Reportedly Think Gosar Has ‘Lost It’ Despite Most Voting Against Censure (who cares? We are well past the time of on-background grumbling)
Who’s Afraid of Saule Omarova? How a Joe Biden nominee became the target of a ludicrous red-baiting campaign.
Could a New Government Report Spell Felony Charges for Trump? It’s time for Merrick Garland to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate possible criminal Hatch Act violations. (but Gormless Garland would never do this…)
DeSantis Spokesperson Blames Vaccine Passport on the Rothschilds: It was the obvious next step after the space lasers.
Revealed: The Secret Covid Outbreak That Shot Fear Through the NBA Finals
Where Is Peng Shuai? And What Is the IOC Going to Do About It?
Does Blue-State America Care More About Red-State America Than Vice Versa?
I’m a Defense Industry Worker. It’s Time to Cut the Pentagon Budget.
Progressives can no longer cede school boards to the GOP. They should treat them as political arenas to fight — and win.
White People Explain Racism to Me
Vote Harder
Finnish Democracy Is on the Brink
An Unexpected Victory: Container Stacking at the Port of Long Beach
Can a Vastly Bigger National-Service Program Bring the Country Back Together?
The irrelevance of the Steele dossier
Defund The Police
Facebook’s race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show
52 Senators And 250 House Members
In Ukraine, a suspected torturer from the breakaway east was found hiding in plain sight
NYT in Translation: Democrats Shouldn’t Challenge Oligarchy
Republicans define themselves by misogyny and violence
Kyle Rittenhouse Redefined What “Active Shooter” Means

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