Links 2/17/23

Links for you. Science:

Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say
Antibody escape, the risk of serotype formation, and rapid immune waning: modeling the implications of SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion
SARS-CoV-2-encoded inhibitors of human LINE-1 retrotransposition
Experts Fear Bird Flu Outbreak Could Turn Into New Pandemic
Global impact of the first year of COVID-19 vaccination: a mathematical modelling study
Have model organisms evolved too far? (paper here)


America’s Labor Shortages Are Good, Actually
Meta Takes Aim at Bosses Who Don’t Actually Do Anything
Harrison Ford: “I Know Who the F*** I Am”
Whistleblower Tells AOC That Twitter Changed Rules To Allow Racist Trump Tweets
But we won’t do that
One smart way to win over working-class voters — and help the economy
Why Are Precisely None Of The “Free Speech Warriors” Concerned With Ron DeSantis
‘Only in Mississippi’: White representatives vote to create white-appointed court system for Blackest city in America
Actually Joe Biden Wants To Destroy Social Security By BANKRUPTING IT
Eric Trump is Keeping Company in Some Pretty Fevered Swamps
The War On Straw Will Be Won
The GOP’s Heckles Were a Gift to Biden’s Reelection Campaign
Tech’s Elite Hates Labor
The Meritocracy!
The pandemic after the pandemic: Long covid haunts millions of people (the pandemic isn’t over, but baby steps for the Washington Post editorial board I suppose…)
Folks, Biden Gave a Hell of a Speech, Walking McCarthy and Crew into a Bind
Biden’s State of the Union—and His Economic Policy—Have Echoed the Only Good Things Trump Said in 2016. The president’s predecessor was a disgrace, but he hit on something real in American economics before he took office and became a bog-standard Republican.
On order from Trump, Republicans throw a hissy fit during Biden’s State of the Union: Nevertheless, this State of the Union speech was one of Biden’s best moments as president
Twitter Kept Entire ‘Database’ of Republican Requests to Censor Posts. Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” focus on Democrats, but former administration officials and Twitter employees say Trump’s team and other Republicans routinely demanded posts be taken down
Political leaning influences doctors’ beliefs about COVID treatments, study finds
Bowser cuts ribbon on permanent home for one of DC’s newest high school (interesting ties to college degree)
Meatpacking. Healthcare. Housing rentals. Industries Across the Board Using Tech to Fix Wages and Prices
This book is considered pornography in Ron DeSantis’ Florida
John Roberts has lost control of the Supreme Court
An Appeals Court Just Ruled to Give Guns Back to Domestic Abusers

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