Links 1/17/23

Links for you. Science:

Academia’s lost luster prompts exodus of health researchers to industry
Climate Change And Sprawl Slow Chesapeake Cleanup
Antibody drugs could target infectious diseases — if costs come down
Los Angeles is becoming too hot to bear. Can it design its way cooler?
Health Experts Warily Eye XBB.1.5, the Latest Omicron Subvariant
We’re wasting money by only supporting gzip for raw DNA files.

Other:

New Yorker Takes Aim at People Who Still Think Covid Is a Problem
The New Yorker Goes All In on Our Precious Bodily Fluids. Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the virus.
Kevin McCarthy Can’t Give Republican Rebels What They Really Want
Will better Metro service bring riders back? The agency wants to try it
The déjà vu of Brazil’s insurrection isn’t an accident, since key players from Jan. 6 are involved
D.C. Is Ending Hotel Shelter For Residents Who Are Homeless And Medically Vulnerable
Swing voters who boosted Democrats in key races leaned progressive on both economic, social issues
Elon Musk drove more than a million people to Mastodon – but many aren’t sticking around (can’t quotetwootpost)
Supreme Court Lets Odious ‘Public Charge’ Rule Die a Well-Deserved Death
A 6-year-old shoots his teacher. Now what?
Even Kevin McCarthy Understands that a Plutocracy is Republicans’ True Goal
The best masks to protect you from the newest XBB.1.5 ‘Kraken’ COVID variant (doesn’t have either the 3M Aura 9205 N95 masks, or the PHG N95 masks, which are my go-to masks)
House GOP Weaponizes Government with Committee Probing “Weaponization of Government”
What the right’s war on ‘wokeness’ in the military is really about
Senate Democrats Might as Well Start Playing Some Partisan Hardball
Buzz Aldrin: Without Walt Cunningham, there would be no moon landing
The crazed anti-vaxxers keep going ever lower
NY Republican leaders call on GOP Rep. George Santos to resign over campaign lies (NY Republicans are fairly rabid. They must know something really bad for them to call for this…)
The next few years in Congress are going to be a mess—and C-SPAN viewers ought to see all of it
To defeat Trumpism, stop letting MAGA stunts drive the debate
Eleanor Holmes Norton Asks National Zoo To ‘Re-Evaluate’ Timed-Entry Requirement
As Elon Fires More Trust & Safety Staff, Twitter’s Moderation Efforts Fall Apart
Celebrated Public Intellectual Attempts Math, Falls Down Open Manhole
Republicans’ Plan to Arrest Women for Abortion
There are no moderate House Republicans
Twitter Said to Consider Selling User Names to Boost Revenue

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