Links 10/31/22

Links for you. Science:

So far, this flu season is more severe than it has been in 13 years
What should I do if I see a bear? First, don’t run away.
Larry Gordon is a Five-Foot-Long Eel and Needs a CT Scan
The recent Senate report on COVID origins is overtly political & contains many factual errors. Some of the most glaring are extremely basic but may not seem so to a non-virologist. As I am a virologist, I can help. Let’s talk about biosafety at WIV.
Unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective mucosal immunity against sarbecoviruses
How Hurricane Sandy sprung weather models into the mainstream


Nevada county shows how election deniers could transform vote counting
Tech Bros And Pundits And Donald Trump Have A Lot In Common
American Jews start to think the unthinkable
Council Of Wankers
Why Victorian houses look so haunted: There are some surprising reasons we often feel creeped out by the ornate 19th-century style
Sharice Davids Is In A Fight For Kansas’ Suburban Middle
As Washington wavers on TikTok, Beijing exerts control
The face of opposition to Question 1 admits proposed tax wouldn’t hurt him much: ‘I’m not struggling’
That ripped Home Depot werewolf has become the new Halloween flex
Michigan GOP gubernatorial nominee invoked conspiracy claiming Democrats sought to ‘topple’ US in retaliation for losing Civil War
Good News Alert: Democrats Might Actually Flip the Michigan Legislature. What’s their secret sauce? Support for public education.
What It Means to Be a Republican Today. Evan McMullin’s lesson on what his former party now stands for—and what it can’t stand.
Ye of Toxic Faith: Behind the Kanye Downfall
Documents detail plans to gut Twitter’s workforce
By week’s end, a sizable percentage of the GOP base will believe an absurd conspiracy theory positing that Paul Pelosi was assaulted by his leftist gay lover. Allow me to explain. (movement conservatism is a mass communicable psychotic break)
Do We Really Have to Care About Miserable White People?
Elon Musk, right-wing figures push misinformation about Pelosi attack
Is Gen X a Bunch of Trumpers? Maybe That’s the Wrong Question. (I would add that, in my experience, those who entered the job market between 1990-1995 are farther to the left than other Gen Xers)
How one small-town lawyer faced down the plans of election skeptics
Sarah Palin Looks Like a Loser
Democrats worry the GOP could win traditionally liberal Miami-Dade
Biden’s Embarrassing Saudi Failure
Americans under 21 first voted 50 years ago. It didn’t go as expected.
About a “crime wave” that you barely hear about in the daily national news or on local tv every night. A crime wave by corporate landlords. It’s important to understand what is happening, and also who benefits from the media not treating it as urgent.

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