Links 12/23/22

Links for you. Science:

The mud-dwelling clam Meretrix petechialis secretes endogenously synthesized erythromycin (?!?)
Panulirus ornatus is a large spiny lobster with 11 larval stages. It migrates annually from the Torres Strait to Yule Island in the Gulf of Papua in order to breed
Musk, Fauci, trust in science, and how to make it survive
Why one expert says the so-called ‘tri-demic’ might actually be a ‘septa-demic’
A liver drug reduces SARS-CoV-2 entry into cells
Paxlovid reduces risk of Long COVID


We don’t know what’s causing the tsunami of sick kids, but we’d better figure it out fast
Not another column about Elon Musk
Cory Doctorow Wants You to Know What Computers Can and Can’t Do
Grounded: In Musk-Led Fight, Twitter Suspends Account That Tracked Helicopters Over D.C. (people in D.C. actually use this to figure out if there are police operations; D.C. has restricted airspace so private flights aren’t an issue)
It’s Time to Wear a Mask Again, Health Experts Say
Donald Trump, Master of Lies, Doesn’t Want the Government to Call Out Lies
CDC says long Covid has contributed to thousands of U.S. deaths
In the Den of the Dark Lord Elon Thinskinnious
Inflation is Falling Much Faster Than Most People Know
Tarkin, Revisited: Andor and the materiel of Empire
Death certificate records of long Covid are a ‘floor of an estimate,’ experts say
How Elon Musk Says He Catches Leakers at His Companies
There’s a Reason There Aren’t Enough Teachers in America. Many Reasons, Actually.
A Christmas covid surge is looking more likely, again. But getting sick isn’t inevitable. Covid case numbers are increasing, just as predicted by public health experts. It’s really time to get that booster shot, if you have put it off, and again wear a mask.
Ban the Phillips Curve. The stakes are too high to use the Phillips Curve with its unreliable tradeoff between unemployment and inflation. We don’t need millions of Americans out of work. We need investments in our future.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Can Pass Landmark Antitrust Bills Right Now. Why Isn’t He? Three moderate bills aimed at reining in Big Tech excesses have bipartisan support, but industry leaders have gone to great lengths to stop them.
Washington D.C. is making public buses free forever
Cincinnati Union Terminal (1933), Cincinnati, OH
Donald Trump, Master of Lies, Doesn’t Want the Government to Call Out Lies
Is Kevin McCarthy okay?
Wards of God
Disaster scenarios raise the stakes for Colorado River negotiations
The Right’s Fight for Women
Trump NFTs are not art. Unless you consider grifting an art form.

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1 Response to Links 12/23/22

  1. becca says:

    I love both the clam story and your parenthetical commentary thereof.

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