Links 1/30/22

Links for you. Science:

What is a Lagrange point, the final destination for the James Webb Space Telescope?
‘Endemic’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does
Went down a small antibody glycosylation rabbit hole and can say with a very high degree of confidence that you definitely don’t want your anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike antibodies to come from a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Sprawling Coral Reef Resembling Roses Is Discovered Off Tahiti
Wastewater Samples Help Researchers Monitor Nursing Home for COVID-19 Outbreak
Deborah Nickerson, Pioneering Genome Researcher, Dies at 67

Other:

Biden’s approach to the presidency was flawed from the start (excellent)
Of Towers and Toilets: A Tale of Two Developments (damn)
Why The Student Debt Catastrophe Was Avoidable
Leaked Chats Reveal Evidence of Hate Crimes by U.S. Fascists
Central Pa. borough poised to become first to repeal LGBTQ protections (no difference between the parties though something something)
Back To Work, Serfs
Low-wage workers prop up the nursing home industry. They’re quitting in droves.
How the NBA’s 75th anniversary sweeps away its early history
Last night, NARA handed over hundreds of pages of documents to the committee. Today, Betsy Woodruff Swan at Politico published one of them. Hoo, boy.
How Trump’s flirtation with an anti-insurrection law inspired Jan. 6 insurrection
We’re All in the Uncanny Now
Federal government’s coronavirus struggle: When and how to bring employees back to the office
In this moment of struggle over voting rights in America, it is important to distinguish between voter fraud, which is vanishingly rare and has not affected the outcome of elections, and election fraud, which is coming to characterize a number of our important elections.
Stressed hospitals are asking workers with covid to return — even if they may be infectious
DOJ attorneys blast Portland for hiding 2018 police-training slideshow with Proud Boys meme
The story behind the 1976 Denver Olympics that never happened
JPMorgan’s Board Made Jamie Dimon a Billionaire as the Bank Rigged Markets, Laundered Money, and Admitted to Five Felony Counts
The Mental Health Toll of Trump-Era Politics
Federal prosecutors have been investigating D.C.’s pension board, responsible for $10 billion retirement fund
Joe Biden Still Believes In Washington. He Might Be The Only One.
A 12-year-old wrote his governor to oppose a gun law. A stray bullet killed him on Christmas.
Va.’s new attorney general fires U-Va. counsel who was on leave working as top investigator for Jan. 6 panel
Cryptocurrency Is a Giant Ponzi Scheme
D.C. Attorney General Sues Customer Service Firm Arise for Stiffing Workers on Pay

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