Links 3/15/22

Links for you. Science:

Scientists think they could ‘de-extinct’ the Christmas Island rat. But should they?
The joro spider is an invasive species, but you don’t need to fear the invasion
The Pandemic After the Pandemic. Long COVID isn’t going away, and we still do not have a way to fully prevent it, cure it, or really to quantify it.
How Carnivorous Plants Evolved
Trial supports antibiotic alternative for recurrent urinary infections
‘You can’t get back specimens’: Ukrainian scientists rush to save irreplaceable collections. Researchers hide ancient weapons and bat skulls, and upload massive sets of data to international servers


Karl Racine endorses Brian Schwalb in D.C. attorney general’s race
Finally, Proof For the Obvious About Schools & Masks
Zelensky is going viral, but Putin is winning the information war that counts
Putin the Gambler. Why the Kremlin Rolled the Dice on Ukraine
Ally Sheedy Left Hollywood. Then Came Single Drunk Female
2020 Census Undercounted Hispanic, Black and Native American Residents
The echoes and intersections of the pandemic and war stories
Even Russian State TV Is Pleading With Putin to Stop the War
Nikki Haley’s Hypocrisy and Faux Outrage Over Ukraine. The wannabe GOP presidential candidate’s foolish, self-serving, and pernicious remarks about Putin’s invasion.
After over three decades of covering Russia, I leave in despair. One man has extinguished the bright hope many once felt
“We Are Witnessing a New Form of Warfare”: A military-intelligence source explains Ukraine’s chances of victory and how the embattled nation might still get those MiG fighters.
Former CDC directors: Coordinating our nation’s health data will save lives
DCHA Faces Claims of More Broken Promises as Greenleaf Gardens Redevelopment Advances (more failures of governance)
Contrarians at the gate.
Clarence Thomas’ Strange Pick to Promote His Book Says It All
Price-Gouging Oil Companies Need to Pay a Windfall Tax
Bury Putin and Covid! … and get gas prices down
As masks come off, vulnerable Americans feel left behind. The immunocompromised and their advocates say they’re hitting roadblocks with the White House and CDC.
The 2020 census had big undercounts of Black people, Latinos and Native Americans
A Jewish girl was saved by a Ukrainian family during World War II. Now her grandchildren are returning the favor.
Fox News Hosts, Far-Right Embrace Russian Bioweapon Conspiracy Theory About Ukraine
‘My son’s life depends on this’: A desperate search for insulin in Kyiv as medicines disappear
Hidden inside a Boston photographer’s 3,000 rolls of film are unseen photos of 1960s-70s rock gods
Americans will sacrifice more to help Ukraine than most did for our own wars

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