Links 1/3/23

Links for you. Science:

A New Computer Proof ‘Blows Up’ Centuries-Old Fluid Equations
Outpatient treatment of Covid-19 with metformin, ivermectin, and fluvoxamine and the development of Long Covid over 10-month follow-up. (1–there’s no good definition in the paper what long COVID means; 2–it’s an atypical study population; that said, the antiviral metformin has a putative mechanism that could limit long COVID, and I hope this bears out)
This WWII weapons bunker has a new mission: Sheltering a scientist’s insect collection
The atlas butterfly, seen in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia, is the largest known butterfly in the world with a wingspan of 30 centimeters. The wing surface of the butterfly, decorated with the figure of a cobra snake, reaches 400 square centimeters
Huge 2,000-year-old Mayan civilization discovered in northern Guatemala
Influence of Streptococcus pneumoniae Within-Strain Population Diversity on Virulence and Pathogenesis

Other:

How to end gridlock and ensure Democratic power — with a bold progressive agenda
Cities Are for People Who Want to Be There. Now they need to act like it. (“Unfortunately, some of what’s required to see the American city through this period without either service cuts or tax hikes is going to be so politically unpopular it might as well be impossible.”)
How Many Republicans Died Because the GOP Turned Against Vaccines? Party leaders are unquestionably complicit in the premature deaths of their own supporters.
Henry Ford, Elon Musk, and the Dark Path to Extremism
Nimrod of the Year: Elon Musk
Hanukkah Doesn’t Need A Hip Rebrand
What I Learned Curating Presidential Theater for Obama
This dog has collected more than 1,000 littered plastic bottles
The best worst lab leak book yet
US Workers Need a Non-Accrued Paid Sick Leave Guarantee
Have We Reached Peak Elon?
More Money For Unemployment Administration Would Be a Big Win
Bank Error in Our Favor: A backroom drafting error leads to more antitrust enforcement. It’s Veep, not Master of the Senate.
Yes, ban Donald Trump from office, also Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and more
George Santos’s Problems Are Just Getting Started
Cal Grad Student Worker Strike Ends With Deal Panned by Many Rank-and-File Union Members
The January 6th Report Takeaway: Trump Incited the Riot: Violence was not a coincidence; it was the culmination.
Exhausted By Another Crisis Year, Local Hospital Workers Demand Change
Problems at City Winery Went Beyond ‘The Neighborhood’
Migrating a Mastodon Account
Nepo Babies
What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve
The Seattle Times Found Many Ways to Profit From Exclusion and Redlining
Growing vaccine hesitancy fuels measles, chickenpox resurgence in U.S.

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