Links 2/2/23

Links for you. Science:

ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove
Earth’s inner core seems to be slowing its spin
Waning Immunity Against XBB.1.5 Following Bivalent mRNA Boosters
Spike Gene Target Amplification in a Diagnostic Assay as a Marker for Public Health Monitoring of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants — United States, November 2021–January 2023
Major alterations to monocyte and dendritic cell subsets lasting more than 6 months after hospitalization for COVID-19 (unvaccinated hospitalized patients)
Potential long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the pulmonary vasculature: Multilayered cross-talks in the setting of coinfections and comorbidities


Why Zients? President Joe Biden’s new chief of staff may have a different set of priorities than the last one—but the choice of this former private equity executive is a curious one.
Rep. Jim Banks doesn’t think you should be able to go out of state for an abortion
The House Always Wins: The Algorithmic Gamblification of Work
Biden’s Next Chief of Staff Is a Disaster in the Making
We still use appliances like it’s 1970. There’s a better way.
Mueller Is Coming
Russians Oligarchs Sure Do Love to Invest in America
New D.C. Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Sales, Pay Reparations To People Arrested For Marijuana Offenses
Stenography for Liars
Let Twitter Devolve Into Porn
Not Enough Disruption?
Could Trump Run to DeSantis’s Left in 2024?
WTF Is Going on With Absurd Egg Prices? Corporate Greed, Group Tells FTC
Sorry, Twitter, but Florida’s war on books is no joke. Ron DeSantis wants to keep kids from reading
After an Art Controversy, Hamline Faculty Urge Their President to Resign
Alec Baldwin Didn’t Have to Talk to the Police. Neither Do You.
They Can “Hear” You
Florida Historian Worries that Condemning the Lynching of a Pregnant Woman Is Outlawed
Debt Ceiling Extortion Is an Attack on Democracy If Republicans want to cut spending, they should win an election and do it themselves.
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant Will Not Seek Reelection (that the local socialists refuse to build on her legacy electorally is such a fucking joke)
People with more extreme attitudes towards science have self-confidence in their understanding of science, even if this is not justified
A Pitched Battle on Corporate Power: Biden’s expansive executive order seeks to restore competition in the economy. It’s been a long, slow road to get the whole government on board—but there are some formidable gains.
Trump’s worst judge is now a dangerous threat to press freedom
One indignation, under God
The FDA Considers New Plan of Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 deaths in the US continue to be undercounted, research shows, despite claims of ‘overcounts’

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