Links 12/21/22

Links for you. Science:

I have been agnostic about the role immune injury has played in this phenomenon but I think it’s getting harder and harder to ignore as the most likely explanation.
Phycomyces blakesleeanus sporangiophores exhibit both phototropic growth & avoidance response, bending towards light and away from solid objects like petri plate lids! I like to call it the “combed hair” effect. This isolate (No. 1177) was collected in West Virginia in 1956.
A multivalent nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccine against all known influenza virus subtypes
The Wonder Is Still There, Even if You Have to Dig for It
Fusion energy breakthrough by US scientists boosts clean power hopes
COVID-19’s impact on the immune system, and how this may affect subsequent infections

Other:

The Pandemic and War — Not Government Spending — Caused Inflation, According to Nobel Prize Winner
The Man Who Would Be King: On Prince Heinrich XIII of Reuss, Elon Musk, and hubris
Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election
Which One of the Four Horsemen Comes Holding a Dead Tree?
Why the Age of American Progress Ended. Invention alone can’t change the world; what matters is what happens next.
Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry’s Work To Overturn 2020 Election Included A ‘Cyber Team’ And An Italian Job
What Musk and Co. Want You to Forget About #TwitterFiles. The billionaire, Trump, and the right are ignoring an inconvenient backstory.
In Philadelphia, ‘tranq’ is leaving drug users with horrific wounds. Other communities are bracing for the same
Paxlovid Has Been Free So Far. Next Year, Sticker Shock Awaits.
How Glenn Youngkin Became Governor of Virginia
Police and Thieves: On Tony Gilroy’s “Andor”
We’re in Denial About the True Cost of a Twitter Implosion
Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Are Bait. He doesn’t actually want transparency on the social-media platform.
The Covid Pandemic’s Hidden Casualties: Pregnant Women
Elon’s Twitter Enters the Red Zone
Things Everybody Knows
Are Twitter’s Troubles the Beginning of the End of Social Media?
Free PR For The World’s Con Men
The stuff uncovered in the Twitter whistleblower report is much crazier than anything in the “Twitter files” but it’s much less politically/tribally salient so it got no attention.
Urgent Need for Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines
Inside Team Trump’s Chaotic Attempts To Overturn The 2020 Vote In Georgia
How D.C.’s $100 Metro subsidy got put on ice
Texas attorney general’s office sought state data on transgender Texans
Texts Reveal Four Trump Allies Mixed Requests For Pardons With Big Lie Boosterism

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