Links 3/21/22

Links for you. Science:

Cannibalistic Toads Reveal ‘Evolution in Fast Motion,’ Study Finds
Will Endemic COVID-19 Be a Reality Soon Thanks to Omicron?
Once again, America is in denial about signs of a fresh Covid wave (dunno. I don’t think we’ll see a surge until September, and, instead, we’ll just plateau at a higher case rate than necessary. But I could be wrong!)
Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron co-infections and recombination
It’s 70 degrees warmer than normal in eastern Antarctica. Scientists are flabbergasted.
Changes in cognitive functioning after COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Other:

The Democrats Betrayed the People of D.C. The District is used to Republicans thwarting its independence. But local politicians are appalled that Democrats are now doing the same.
Safe Housing Action Plan: Housing is a human right, and all DC residents are entitled to safe, stable, and secure housing. (D.C. Council Chair candidate Erin Palmer)
Exclusive: Secret CIA training program in Ukraine helped Kyiv prepare for Russian invasion
Study of ‘incels’ explores the nature of their terrorism threat, dispenses with outdated models
Demographic shifts in the District of Columbia following the COVID-19 pandemic
Attacking Democrats From the Right: The Faux Adversarial Sweet Spot for U.S. Journalists
The Road That Killed a City
Cammack Station (1931), Muncie, IN
Ukraine Is Wrecking Russian Tanks With a Gift From Britain
This Ukrainian Mother Buried Both Of Her Sons Just Six Days Apart
A new COVID wave might be coming. Somehow we’re not prepared.
The New York Times editorial board should retract and resign
Only the president can pardon D.C.’s convicted offenders, but a city panel will begin making recommendations to the White House
Why is J.D. Vance getting canceled by his fellow Republicans?
Warning signs for US as Covid cases rise in Europe
Some Russians are breaking through Putin’s digital iron curtain — leading to fights with friends and family
The Loathsome Hypocrisy of Republicans Who Now Applaud Volodymyr Zelensky
Death in the forest. A highway is speeding the destruction of the vital global resource. Along this stretch, the killings have already begun.
How the Drug War Died
As workers return to the office, experts see early signs of more driving
How Progressives Won the School Culture War—in New Hampshire!
Florida’s leading voting rights activist tackles obstacles beyond the ballot box
Ukrainian Ballet Star Dies From Russian Shelling Injuries, Colleagues Say
They thought they unearthed the world’s largest potato. It turned out not to be a potato at all.

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