Links 4/9/22

Links for you. Science:

The hidden world of octopus cities and culture shows why it’s wrong to farm them
Invasive pear trees are reshaping the region’s landscape
Could computer models be the key to better COVID vaccines?
Tanis: Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim


Numbers Game: Just How Many Police Officers Does D.C. Really Need? (my take here)
The Thomas Clown Show
D.C. city workers’ largest union endorses Robert White’s mayoral bid
The Grim Lesson of Congress’s Failure to Pass COVID Funding
A Democrat erupts at Josh Hawley, and a ‘loudness’ gap is revealed
How the far-right is turning feminists into fascists. The terrifying confluence of anti-trans thinkers, American evangelicals, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and global purveyors of dark money poses a much bigger threat than you might realize
California cities spent huge share of federal Covid relief funds on police. Records reveal that some cities gave more stimulus money to law enforcement than to health, housing and food initiatives
At a Pivotal Moment, Democrats Failed to Modernize Elections. At the center of the failure was the Brennan Center, which bucked local election officials and told Congress to focus on matters other than election funding.
She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit. The former chief White House photographer made plans to publish a book of Trump photos. The former president had other plans.
‘Refunding’ police isn’t working in California or anywhere else
D.C. Police Losing A ‘Significant’ Number Of Recruits Over Vaccination Requirement, Chief Says (Fuck ’em. If the recruits can’t get this right, then they shouldn’t be allowed to have badges and guns)
If you want a four-day workweek, here’s the proof you need to convince your boss it’s a smart move
Liberals forgot the personal is political. But conservatives didn’t.
Romney suggests cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans (he’s not a fascist, but he is still a Republican)
As vile as it gets: J.D. Vance goes full ‘great replacement theory’
Employees Are Returning to the Office, Just to Sit on Zoom Calls

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