Links 9/12/22

Links for you. Science:

Spiders Are Caught in a Global Web of Misinformation
Battery made of aluminum, sulfur and salt proves fast, safe and low-cost
How long covid reshapes the brain — and how we might treat it: The good news is that, at least in some patients, long covid’s effects on the brain may not be permanent or progressive
Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statistician’s Reflection
Doctors are taking it on themselves to figure out long Covid. Absent more guidance from the government, physicians are sharing ideas for treating the mysterious condition.
Infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections and reinfections during the Omicron wave
Low levels of monkeypox virus neutralizing antibodies after MVA-BN vaccination in healthy individuals

Other:

The Supreme Court’s Long History of Conservatism
At an old mill in Littleton, gun dealers openly defy Maura Healey’s assault weapon decrees
A Judge Finally Booted an Insurrectionist Out of Office. The New Mexico ruling represents the first time since 1869 that a court has disqualified an official under the 14th Amendment. It needn’t be the last.
And on the eighth day, God said: Let Mastriano win Pennsylvania
The GOP Is Pretending It’s Not the Party of Trump
We must speak the ugly truths about Queen Elizabeth and Britain’s empire

Other:

Some Thoughts on Ukraine: The Offensive and the Intellectuals (excellent)
When a man with a pistol shows up outside a congresswoman’s house
Trump-y GOP judges will destroy America without radical court changes
Is it time to upgrade your iPhone? Our quiz can help you decide.
The Obscure Economist Silicon Valley Billionaires Should Dump Ayn Rand For
GOP backs away from some hard-line abortion measures it once championed
America Is a Rich Death Trap. It’s not just the pandemic. For citizens of a wealthy country, Americans of every age, at every income level, are unusually likely to die, from guns, drugs, cars, and disease.
Fashion fight: This reformer wanted to change the way women dressed
Eric Feigl-Ding, the Epidemiologist Who Moves Fast and Breaks Things
What parents can do when schools ban books
Many Student Borrowers Played By The Rules, But Their Debts Only Grew
The most telling GOP flip-flops and walk backs on abortion
Virus Forces Lea Michele Off Broadway Stage In ‘Funny Girl’
Personal wealth doesn’t guarantee a wealth of votes
Democrats Determined Not To Let Republicans Downplay Their MAGA Extremism
The US has a ruling class – and Americans must stand up to it
Discount America. The new business model is to try to capture everyone who has fallen out of the middle class.
Thomas Paine Was History’s Greatest Hater of the British Crown
Biden says queen ‘defined an era.’ For a proud Irishman, it’s complicated.
President Biden Spoke the Truth About Trump. Corporate Media Threw a Fit. Trump himself continues to spew lies and insults about Democrats every day.
Teens still love Snapchat. But its business is struggling to grow up.
New Select Subcommittee Report Uncovers Trump White House’s Extreme Pressure Campaigns Targeting FDA’s Coronavirus Response
This mosque is just begging to have a story written about it.
Whose interests are advanced by demeaning the humanities?

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