Links 12/7/22

Links for you. Science:

Two minerals never before been seen on Earth found inside 17-ton meteorite
In praise of research in fundamental biology
COVID-19 and Excess All-Cause Mortality in the US and 20 Comparison Countries, June 2021-March 2022
Shifts in global mobility dictate the synchrony of SARS-CoV-2 epidemic waves
Ashkenazi Jews Have Become More Genetically Similar Over Time
A low-cost, open-source evolutionary bioreactor and its educational use

Other:

Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism (excellent; made similar points here and here)
Which medieval Jewish stories must we tell? Recent studies of Jewish bodies emphasize violence, and in this era of rising antisemitism that feels important. But is it also too limiting, making our whole history of these people a story of loss?
Why some tech CEOs are rooting for Elon Musk: They’re skeptical of their workers, too.
Robot Landlords Are Buying Up Houses
Gambling On A Post Senate Career
The GOP Elite Are Getting into Some Weird Shit. Militant Catholicism for Example.
Uh, Politico? Biden didn’t make Marjorie Taylor Greene “the face of the GOP” — Republicans did
The Climate Villains of the Rail Strike
Railroad Engineer on the Imposed Contract: “It Really Fell Short of Railroad Workers’ Needs”
Why Are Middle-Aged Men Missing From the Labor Market?
On the Wrong Track: Why Biden Abandoned Rail Workers
L.A. County COVID surge raises prospect of return to indoor masking order
St. Louis Can Banish People From Entire Neighborhoods. Police Can Arrest Them if They Come Back.
A 1957 photo of Jerry Jones reminds us how recent America’s past is
More Republicans Died Than Democrats after COVID-19 Vaccines Came Out
Sam Bankman-Fried, Effective Altruism, and the Question of Complicity
Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground.
How Did Star Wars Get Serious?
Winners From the Midterms? The Supreme Court’s Right Wing.
Doctors Should Break the Law to Offer Abortions Sometimes, Says New Guidance From Medical Leaders
Tax filing websites have been sending users’ financial information to Facebook
You will never be as cool as this gorilla.
Elon Musk doesn’t believe in Free Speech
Blockbuster thread reveals that Twitter had content moderation policies that applied to trivial pseudo-scandal

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