Links 11/30/21

Links for you. Science:

We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant. Here’s everything we do.
He spent almost 50 years alone at 10,000 feet. His hobby helped shape climate research in the Rockies.
A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems to Have Worked. A new treatment using stem cells that produce insulin has surprised experts and given them hope for the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease.
Which birds are the biggest jerks at the feeder? A massive data analysis reveals the answer.
Albatrosses, known for monogamy, may be pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds
Study Reveals How Explosion In Ocean Life Built The First Mountains

Other:

Hackers Don’t Bother Trying to Guess Strong Passwords, New Research Shows
Mel Brooks Writes It All Down (wonderful)
America is looking down the barrel of population collapse
FDA nomination slips after Biden admin fails to send papers to Congress. The delay means Robert Califf is unlikely to get a confirmation hearing until mid-December at the earliest, effectively ruling out the possibility of a full Senate floor vote before the end of the year. (C’mon man… Seriously, this is a case where governance is critical)
Republicans Are Playing Partisan Politics With America’s Top Anti-Semitism Post: It’s a game that no one is winning, least of all Jews
Gotta Play The Game Well
Against “Off-Ramps”: It’s too soon to talk about an end to masking. But there’s a better way to allow everyone a break. (it really is)
What will become of Twitter? CEO Jack Dorsey’s departure could be the opening bid in Trump’s 2024 campaign (“All of this points to a Twitter that will be much more compliant to Trump’s 2024 bid.”)
Kyle Rittenhouse, Travis McMichael and the Problem of ‘Self Defense’
Bait and Switch: Companies Promise Workers Pay Rates In Ads They Don’t Deliver On

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