Links 2/6/22

Links for you. Science:

The world’s oldest living land animal? At age 190, it’s Jonathan the tortoise.
‘Stealth’ Omicron variant no cause for alarm, but could slow case decline
Boosters and Mixed Schedules: Covid Vaccines at the 2-Year Mark (Part 1)
The Coronavirus Will Surprise Us Again
Even Low Levels of Soot Can Be Deadly to Older People, Research Finds
‘Pandemic of the unboosted’: low US Covid jab uptake piles pressure on hospitals


How We Broke the Supply Chain: Rampant outsourcing, financialization, monopolization, deregulation, and just-in-time logistics are the culprits.
The ‘Perfect Anti-Semitism’ Of Tucker Carlson’s Latest Trip To Hungary
Still A Lot Of Hospitalizations
The Omicron Olympics: Behind the Scenes of a Covid ‘S–tshow’ China Doesn’t Want You to See
I Figured Out Wordle’s Secret
The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition
NY Times Pandemic Propagandist Has 5 Million Readers, Including POTUS
White House mulling scaled-down, Covid-related paid leave plan
How to Build a Better Metaverse. Second Life creator Philip Rosedale wants to prevent the Facebook-ization of virtual reality.
The NFT Art World Wouldn’t Be the Same Without This Woman’s ‘Wide-Awake Hallucinations’: The Bored Ape Yacht Club lit up the internet — but its lead designer, Seneca, has been watching from the shadows
Kawase Hasui, Tōshōgū in Ueno, 1930s
How Trump Coins Became an Internet Sensation
D.C.’s Biggest Disaster Struck 100 Years Ago At The Knickerbocker Theater
The Oregon Decriminalization Experiment
3 Covid stories the press is getting wrong right now
Buying masks should be as easy as buying sunscreen
‘Stupid Sons of Bitches’: Biden’s response to a notably dumb question from Fox raises the question of which Foxites are idiots and which just play them on TV.
100-day vaccine project in doubt without new human trial regulations
Why Tucker Carlson’s special on Hungary and Soros matters
‘Quick Reaction Forces’ And The Lingering Mysteries Of The Plot Against The Capitol. The Oath Keeper “QRFs” show how things could have been a lot worse, and how much more there is to learn.
A GOP proposal targeting ‘negative’ U.S. history is cause for renewed alarm
10 opioid overdoses in D.C. in a matter of hours: ‘There’s a lethal batch’ (“When there are big arrests, everyone claps, they get excited … and everyone who works in public health says: ‘Oh, now there are going to be deaths.’ And it’s gut-wrenching.”)
Racist, anti-immigrant, conspiracy theorist scholar advising Texas social studies curriculum review
In a Single Weekend, Trump Hit for the Authoritarian Cycle

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