Links 8/16/22

Links for you. Science:

Impact of Lifting School Masking Requirements on Incidence of COVID-19 among Staff and Students in Greater-Boston Area School Districts: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis (wear a damn mask)
Supercharged biotech rice yields 40% more grain
Two Weeks In, the Webb Space Telescope Is Reshaping Astronomy
Ancient panda species discovered in Southeast Europe
Botanists find one of ‘the world’s worst weeds’ spreading in the Boise foothills
9 Monkeypox Myths to Stop Believing, Including a Major One About Symptoms

Other:

Trump Asked Aide Why His Generals Couldn’t Be Like Hitler’s, Book Says
The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China
How To Harness Cities’ Hidden Public Wealth
In Mattapan, bike lanes divide the community: ‘They’re just trying to push us out’
D.C. Funded 2,400 New Housing Vouchers For This Year. Less Than 25% Have Been Used
Walgreens played ‘substantial’ role in San Francisco opioid crisis, judge finds
They Did It. Democrats delivered on climate, health care, and taxes.
The search for an AC that doesn’t destroy the planet
The Conspiracy Theory on the Far-Right Deep Web After the Trump FBI Raid. If you haven’t heard of the “war on dissidents,” you may soon.
Joe Biden Supporters Embrace ‘Dark Brandon’: Joe Biden isn’t well liked as president. But Dark Brandon rises.
The Money Is In All The Wrong Places
Bicycle graveyards: why do so many bikes end up underwater?
U.S. moves to stretch out supplies of monkeypox vaccine
Silicon Valley’s Push Into Transportation Has Been a Miserable Failure. The titans of tech brought plenty of disruption to our broken transportation system but delivered little in the way of innovation.
The Art World Has Bigger Enemies Than Forgers
I know it might sound strange but I believe you’ll be coming back before too long
Republican Attacks on Teachers Decimate Schools
After A Rocky Relationship With The Public, One D.C. Government Agency Is Breaking Up
OnlyFans Bribed Meta to Put Thousands of Adult Entertainers on Terrorist Watch List, Lawsuits Allege
CONSERVATISM IS A FANTASY CAMP
How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action. A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.
Uber’s still not profitable
Everything’s bigger in Texas
Will Joe Biden Run in 2024? If He Does, It’s a Failure of Vision By the Democratic Party

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1 Response to Links 8/16/22

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Newly Discovered Molecule Fights Off Over 300 Kinds of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

    The team started off with an antibiotic that was known to be effective against gram-positive bacteria and made several structural changes to give the molecule the power to infiltrate gram-negative strains’ powerful defenses.
    In tests, fabimycin had an effect on more than 300 types of drug-resistant bacteria…

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