Links 1/2/23

Links for you. Science:

Wearing surgical masks over N95s can cause dangerous leaks
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants on inpatient clinical outcome
Archaeologists Devise a Better Clock for Biblical Times
The strange, savage life of a freshwater mussel
What’s the best design for splash-free urinal? Physics now has the answer
As viral infections skyrocket, masks are still a tried-and-true way to help keep yourself and others safe


Should Everyone Be Masking Again? ’Tis the season to cover your nose and mouth.
Tucker Carlson’s rage at Zelensky caps a year of getting things wrong
Private Equity Gave Your Bank Password to Hackers
I was hospitalized against my will. I know firsthand the harm it can cause. New York City’s plan to expand involuntary hospitalization is the opposite of ‘compassionate care’
Fauci’s warning to America: ‘We’re living in a progressively anti-science era and that’s a very dangerous thing’
The United States Is Crime Sick. Health Care Is the Cure.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony is Shocking and Spells More Big Trouble for Trumpworld
D.C. Police Worked with Proud Boys, Former Leader Tarrio Claims
Trump Audit Shows Depths of I.R.S. Funding Woes: The agency lacks the resources to go after rich taxpayers. For years, a single revenue agent was responsible for the audits of Donald J. Trump.
Dying for your high: The untold exploitation and misery in America’s weed industry
The “creator economy” will be astroturfed
America Is Choosing to Keep Children in Poverty. The Child Tax Credit worked, but Congress is letting it die anyway.
Transcript: What a Bakery Can Tell Us About the Economy Right Now
‘Major Trustee, Please Prioritize’: How NYU’s E.R. Favors the Rich
Another Day, Another Crash: Life by Britain’s Most Bashed Bridge (getting Storrowed in the UK…)
Rian Johnson Knows Glass Onion’s Tech Bro Looks Very Familiar
They were freed after serving decades in prison. Now, it’s their prosecutors who are facing scrutiny.
Convictions For Unlawfully Carrying Guns Skyrocket After Texas Passed Constitutional Carry (a work-around to deal with gun-toting idiots)
Corporate owners have hollowed out the once-formidable Providence Journal
Republican Lawmaker Denounced Spending Bill, Then Things Got Awkward For Him
Boston doesn’t work if the T doesn’t work
Andor’s Diego Luna Is as Excited for Season 2 as You Are
Spikes in COVID and influenza prompt a push for post-holiday masking in BPS
Jan. 6 panel details rift among defense officials during Capitol riot

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