Links 2/1/23

Links for you. Science:

How to See the ‘Green Comet’ Everyone’s Talking About
Dead insect being controlled by parasites.
Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.5 Infections, Macau, June–July 2022
Early Introduction and Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant, New York, New York, USA
Australia’s iconic black swans have a worrying immune system deficiency, new genome study finds
U.S. should expand rules for risky virus research to more pathogens, panel says
BNT162b2 effectiveness against Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 in adolescents aged 12-17 years, by dosing interval and duration


The Trillion-Dollar Coin Might Be the Least Bad Option
In Confidential Memo, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Celebrated Unemployment as a “Worker-Discipline Device”: Yellen wanted this to be the best of all possible worlds, but the best world she could conceive of was terrible.
The Messaging, It Is Bad
China’s Economic Model Is in Crisis (and Xi Knows It)
Fentanyl is killing older, Black D.C. residents
Progressive Rep. Ruben Gallego launches campaign to unseat Kyrsten Sinema: “She abandoned Arizona”
No Labels Makes Initial Investment in Bipartisan Presidential Ticket
Butter Emails
Florida says AP class teaches critical race theory. Here’s what’s really in the course
Where did all the new podcasts go?
Florida teachers told to remove books from classroom libraries or risk felony prosecution
Manchin-Romney Attack on Social Security Is ‘Last Thing We Need’: Sanders
The Rise of Spirit Warriors on the Christian Right: How an extreme transformation in American religion poses an existential threat to our democracy
We tried to run a social media site and it was awful
Time Savings When Working from Home
D.C. Statehood Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate, But Democrats Concede The Political Reality Isn’t Great
A Jewish family sold a Picasso to flee Nazis. Their heirs want it back.
Hopelessly devoted: Kevin McCarthy’s dedication to Marjorie Taylor Greene is a dangerous sign
Tesla’s Problems Go Way Beyond Elon Musk: The EV giant is alienating its customers, bringing in less revenue, and falling behind legacy carmakers.
Which Of These Was The Worst Trick Play Of All Time?
Actually, Japan has changed a lot. The 2020s are not the 1990s.
Ron DeSantis Likes His Culture Wars for a Reason
In Our Own Base Killing Our Own D00ds
Senators Berate the Ticketmaster Monopoly
Santos Isn’t Going To Prison Because He Used To Be Kitara— Here’s Why He’s Going To Prison

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