Links 8/20/22

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
What does ‘splooting’ mean? And why are New York’s squirrels doing it?
Imputed genomes and haplotype-based analyses of the Picts of early medieval Scotland reveal fine-scale relatedness between Iron Age, early medieval and the modern people of the UK
More dangerous heat waves are on the way: See the impact by Zip code.
Discovered in the deep: the mini cities of hairy-chested Hoff crabs
Long COVID: Household Pulse Survey

Other:

Longtime GOP insider Cheri Jacobus: America is “not going to recover from Donald Trump”: Former Republican strategist says her party can’t be salvaged — and if Trump isn’t punished, America is “done for” (she sees Republicans more clearly than most professional Democrats)
Self-reported changes in aggressive driving within the past five years, and during COVID-19
Simone Giertz makes a bubble wrap music box
The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score. Across industries and incomes, more employees are being tracked, recorded and ranked. What is gained, companies say, is efficiency and accountability. What is lost?
The Paranoid Style, at Kerouac’s Dive. The rocker and critic Elizabeth Nelson and her husband and bandmate, Timothy Bracy, take in Amstel Lights and televised golf and give out tart words for reply guys.
The Philosophical And Moral Incoherence of “How Dare You Walk Out Of My Speech”
Green Technology: Why golf carts—golf carts!—are a transportation mode of the future.
Here’s one reason why America’s racial wealth gap persists across generations
Great Moon Hoax of 1835 convinced the world of extraterrestrial life
Leaving with nuclear secrets would be Trump’s dumbest, scariest stunt yet
Why Does Rhode Island Ave Keep Flooding?
Willed Helplessness Is the American Condition
Prepare for ‘Some of the Worst Attacks on the Rule of Law This Country Has Ever Seen’
San Francisco’s latest Tenderloin drug crime crackdown is doomed to fail. Here’s why
Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays
Will Wisconsin’s Republicans Make Voting Meaningless, or Just Difficult?
At 2 troubled agencies, DC mayor flouts law on nominees
Sex Workers Struggle to Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox
How a four-day workweek could be better for the climate
New Chattanooga DA may prosecute librarians for contributing to the delinquency of minors
GOP Sen. Tim Scott Claims Democrats Want Abortions Up To 52 Weeks
After beating incumbent, Joe Kent aims to be both Trump’s guy in Congress and the Proud Boys’ too
On Health Care, the Filibuster Means We Get Medicare for All or Nothing
Implant recipients shouldn’t be left in the dark when a device maker cuts off support

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